TAF-COP Portal: For all Indians, an Aadhaar card is an important piece of identification. Everything from opening a bank account to getting a wifi connection at home requires an Aadhaar card. You can use your Aadhaar card on numerous platforms. Many people have access to your card, whether intentionally or unintentionally. It is possible for someone to misuse your Aadhaar card. One place where your Aadhaar can be misused is when acquiring a SIM card.
In some cases it is possible that the identification you gave to remove your SIM card could be used by fraudsters to have a new SIM card issued in your name. For example, if a person or the company that issued you the SIM card uses your Aadhaar card or other identification document to issue another SIM card in your name without your consent, it is possible that someone else could use that number used without your knowledge, and in some cases it can get you in serious trouble.
To counter such abuses, the government has developed a website to prevent such incidents in the future and allow users to check whether another user is using their SIM card or not.
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Currently, these services are available in the following states
Currently these services are only available in a few states called Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura, Kerala and Rajasthan.
Through this portal you can find out how many SIM cards have been registered on your Aadhaar card. The Ministry of Telecommunications has developed a website called TAFCOP. The department increased the average number of SIM cards per person in 2018, including 9 SIM cards for regular use and 9 for M2M communications.
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Follow these steps to view the list of mobile numbers linked to your Adhaar card
- First, visit TAFCOP’s official website, tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in.
- Next, enter your mobile number and request the OTP.
- You will be taken to the OTP panel.
- After that, enter the received OTP and confirm it.
- You can now view mobile phone numbers or SIM cards associated with your Aadhaar.
If you come across a number in this list that you don’t recognize, you can remove that number. In addition, it can be reported. You have to do this by checking the left checkbox. Then you need to contact and communicate with the telecom provider. After that, you can report the registered phone number. Aadhaar card fraud has become more common as the use of Aadhaar cards has increased.
Disclaimer: This material, including any advice, contains general information only. Please refer to the TAF-COP Portal for specific details
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