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Here's how you can identify a fake pan card

A PAN card is also required for first-time account holders. But nowadays, a lot of fraud is also happening in the name of PAN cards. Given the increasing fraud cases of fake PAN cards, the Income Tax Department has started putting QR codes in the PAN card.

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In the last few years, the speed of digitization has increased rapidly in the whole world, including India. However, fraud related to digital documents is also growing in the country. PAN Card is an essential document in our daily life. It is used with every financial transaction in government and non-government organizations. PAN card is used in banks, schools, colleges, offices, etc. It is mandatory in filing income tax. Also Read - Apple iPhone 14 Max price leaked ahead of official launch: All you need to know

A PAN card is also required for first-time account holders. But nowadays, a lot of fraud is also happening in the name of PAN cards. Given the increasing fraud cases of fake PAN cards, the Income Tax Department has started putting QR codes in it. Also Read - Elon Musk says Twitter’s algorithms are manipulating users: Here’s how you can fix it

With the help of this, you can find out whether the PAN card is real or fake. First, download the app of the Income Tax Department to scan the QR code. After this, by scanning it with your mobile scanner, you can easily find out whether the PAN card is genuine or not. Also Read - Oppo Reno 8 series launch set for May 23: All you need to know

You can check your PAN card by visiting the Income Tax website. Here’s how:

STEP1: First, click on the official income tax department website- www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal.

STEP2: Now click on Verify Your PAN option.

STEP3: On clicking it, a new page will open in front of you.

STEP4: Now, you will be asked for your mobile number, date of birth, and PAN card information.

STEP5: Now, you need to check whether the income tax data matches your data or not.

STEP6: After this, you will know whether this PAN is real or fake.

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  • Published Date: March 24, 2022 3:35 PM IST



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