Be it opening a bank account or getting a wifi connection, now Aadhaar is one of the most sought after documents having multiple uses.
Despite boasting top security features, there is every chance that the unique 12-digit biometric identity number might get misused even without our knowledge.
For example, someone might have used your Aadhaar card to get a SIM card but you are not aware. So to deal with such situation, the Central government has launched a portal with which you can check how many SIMs are registered in your name and how many are still active.
The Department of Telecommunication has launched a portal named TAF-COP (Telecom Analytics for Fraud management and Consumer Protection) wherein you can easily find out how many mobile connections are registered in your name.
These measures will help ensure proper allocation of telecom resources by Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) to subscribers and protect their interests in ensuring reduction of frauds.
Currently, this facility is currently available only to citizens of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir.
Here's how to check:
Go to tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in
Enter your mobile number and click on 'Request OTP'
An OTP panel wil prompt on your screen
Enter the password and then click on 'Validate'
See mobile numbers/SIM cards issued against your Aadhaar
Notably, according to the government guidelines, individual mobile subscribers can register up to nine mobile connections in their name.
Customers who want to flag a particular mobile connection can adopt these steps to disconnect the numbers.
Follow the above steps and then select the particular number. Thereafter choose any of the three options and then click on 'report'
- This is not my number
- Not required