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Alert! Install the BHIM app only from official app stores
January 4, 2017

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• BHIM is a digital payment app recently launched by the Government of India.
• BHIM app is currently available only in Google Play Store.
• Several other apps having the name ‘BHIM’ are present in Google Play.
• Install only the official BHIM app developed by ‘National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)’

What is BHIM?
Short for Bharat Interface for Money, BHIM is a newly launched app designed for instant cashless payments through your mobile phone. To know how to use the app and what all features it offers, read this article by indianexpress.

Important points to remember
• Several apps having the name ‘BHIM’ have already flooded the Google Play Store confusing a lot of users. While some of these apps act as a guidebook on how to use the BHIM app, most of them display the list of supported banks. However, there are apps that ask for permission to access the user’s data and pictures – this can be dangerous!

• As of now, BHIM is only available on Google Play. It hasn’t been launched for iOS and Windows phone users.

• Before installing BHIM, ensure you verify these points:

  • The developer name is ‘National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)’
  • The developer’s website is http://www.npci.org.in/UPI_Product.aspx

• Here’s the link to download the official BHIM app from Google Play –
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.org.npci.upiapp

• Avoid downloading this app or any digital payment app from third-party app stores.

• If you should require a guide to using BHIM, visit the link mentioned earlier in this post.

• Install a mobile antivirus app that can block installation of fake and infected apps on your phone.

If you think this post is helpful, then share it with your friends. Stay safe!

 

Sources:
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/in-other-news/040117/fake-bhim-apps-confuse-people.html

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  2. Sir i am govt employ govt of Rajasthan In IT Department rajasthan. In these days Digital cashless procedure in processing and govt has wanted to each men have use digital cashless.users Apps of payTM,SBI Buddy,BHIM.
    But i used SBI Buddy Apps in our digital cashless training program in Rajasthan. than in training session i have added rs 200 in buddy apps account from my main account.but i not received rs 200 in buddy apps account and also deducted from my main account. plz help

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  3. Amitesh kumarJanuary 11, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    So many folts are there in the app .
    It not make to verify the accounts regarding to the number.

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  4. VERY GOOD APP .USEFUL TO ALL

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  5. GOOD SOFTWARE

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  6. BHIM should be launch for all app store at a time

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  7. sandeepraj16026@gmail.comJanuary 12, 2017 at 6:18 AM

    GOOD

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  8. Shailendra singhJanuary 12, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    Veri good

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  9. Rakesh kumar singhJanuary 12, 2017 at 7:56 PM

    very nice

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  10. mukesh meenaJanuary 14, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    GOOD

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  11. ASHOK KUMAR ADVJanuary 14, 2017 at 8:48 PM

    good

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  12. BHIM App is very Good Application for Payment.

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  13. Pragnesh NavlakhaJanuary 15, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    I downloaded the BHIM app from the link specified above. But I found several operational issues with that also. Hence, I removed it from my phone.

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  14. ANSUMAY DATTAJanuary 17, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    Very good advice.

    Reply