How to protect demat account from fraud in 16 steps 1. Keep your user ID and password confidential

2. Do not write your user ID or password anywhere

3. Do not disclose your user ID or password to anyone

4. Change your password regularly

5. Do not use the same password for your email and demat account

6. Do not use easily guessed passwords such as your birth date or mother’s maiden name

7. Use a mix of letters, numbers and special characters in your password

8. Do not access your account from public computers or Wi-Fi hotspots

9. Always log out and close the browser window after accessing your account

12. Do not click on links in emails from unknown persons

13. Verify the URL of the website before entering your user ID and password

14. Look for the padlock symbol in the address bar of the website before entering your user ID and password

15. Do not respond to calls or emails seeking your user ID or password

16. Immediately inform your depository participant if you suspect any fraud