Now, check all SIM cards issued under a single Aadhaar card: All you need to know

Now, check all SIM cards issued under a single Aadhaar card: All you need to know

Aadhaar card mobile linking: If you want to check how many phone numbers are registered in your name, the Department of Telecommunications has a useful portal called the TAF-COP. Paytm chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma took to Twitter today to hail this service.

Aadhaar card mobile linking: Smartphones have become an important part of our daily lives, especially during the pandemic, when physical connections have become more challenging. However, the threat of fraud is always looming over customers and unscrupulous elements are always working to trick users into parting with their personal information. One of the most scary parts is that fraudsters manage to get hold of Aadhaar card details of other people and use the number to buy SIM cards. Fortunately, there is a solution for these Aadhaar card holders whose numbers are being misused and this is exactly what Paytm Chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma has highlighted through his tweet. He said, “Very useful service launched by @TRAI/ DOT ! Open the below site and type in your mobile number and you will know the mobile numbers of all the SIM cards purchased with your Aadhaar number as soon as you enter the OTP. You can ban any of them.”

Notably, the government of India has created a portal for users to prevent mobile fraud, called the Telecom Analytics for Fraud management and Consumer Protection (TAF-COP) portal. We show you how you can ban all those phone numbers that are linked to you Aadhaar card through a step-by-step process. Read on!

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TAF COP Consumer Portal (dgtelecom.gov.in): Using the TAFCOP portal, users can check how many mobile numbers are registered to their name. The website for the service says that customers can use the portal to “ take necessary action for regularising their additional mobile connections”. According to government guidelines, a customer can have nine mobile numbers registered in their name.

How to ban phone numbers linked to your Aadhaar card that are not yours

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) portal for TAAF-COP allows users to:

(1.) Go to tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in. Enter your mobile number and click on “Request OTP.”

(2.) You will now receive a 6-digit one-time password (OTP). Enter the OTP and click on “Validate.”

(3.) On the next page, you will see all the mobile numbers registered against the Aadhaar number.

(4.) If you see numbers that don’t belong to you, or you don’t want to use, just mark a tick next to the number(s) and click on “Report.” If all the numbers belong to you, and you want to continue using them, no action is required.

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(5.) Under the existing guidelines, a subscriber is allowed to have nine mobile connections. Those with more than nine numbers against a single Aadhaar, will be sent an SMS. Additional connections can be regularised by following step number 4.

(6.) However, subscribers can register more than nine numbers by filling up a Customer Acquisition Form (CAF). Primary responsibility to handle these forms lies with the service providers.

(7.) To avail this service, the mobile number that you entered should already be linked to Aadhaar.

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