Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique ten-digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department in the form of a plastic card. This PAN card is essential for all individuals as it is one of the most important documents for financial transactions and filing income tax returns. To apply for a new PAN card or renew an existing card, one can visit Income Tax Portal, UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL) and National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) or PAN Service Centers and TIN Assistance Centers. However, in today’s age of fraud, fraudsters send fake SMS to customer’s mobile number requesting to update PAN number and unblock their blocked account and thus the customer falls prey to fraud. As a precautionary measure, India’s largest private sector lender HDFC Bank has warned customers not to click on unknown links asking them to update their PAN details.