The Aadhaar Card, which has increasingly become one of the essential documents to prove your identity as an Indian citizen, is now used to issue a SIM card for mobile phones by all operators.
And incidents of fraudulence related to Aadhaar cards are increasing daily, and we mustn’t share our Aadhaar pertaining information with anyone.
To buy a SIM card, you need to show your valid Aadhaar card, and then only a SIM is issued in your name. But, incidents of unknown people giving mobile SIM on another person’s Aadhaar card are increasing. Criminals are using these SIM cards to commit financial crimes.
Thus, it is essential to check that your Aadhaar is linked only with your number and is not used by any other fraudster. It is pretty easy to determine how many mobile SIMs are connected with your Aadhaar.
The Centre has created a portal to determine how many SIMs are active on your Aadhaar number. The portal named Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP) can be used to check all the phone numbers linked to an Aadhaar number.
- Visit the website: https://tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in/.
- Enter your mobile number
- Click on request OTP
- Enter the OTP that you’ve received on your mobile number
- All the phone numbers linked with your Aadhaar card will be visible
- If any of the numbers are not used, you can report and block them.