Attention Aadhaar card holders, you too can become a victim of digital fraud; Don't do this even by mistake
The government has suspended 70 lakh mobile numbers regarding digital fraud. A meeting is going to be held in January regarding fraud related to the Aadhaar-enabled payment system. In this context, it is advised to keep some things related to Aadhar cards in mind. Let us tell you that no official of UIDAI asks for OTP related to Aadhaar. Avoid sharing this.
Recently the government has suspended 70 lakh mobile numbers regarding digital fraud. A meeting is going to be held in January regarding fraud related to the Aadhaar-enabled payment system. In this context, Aadhaar card holders are advised to keep in mind some important things related to Aadhaar.
- Keep in mind, that you are not asked for the OTP linked to Aadhaar by any UIDAI official. Therefore, Aadhaar card holders are advised not to share their OTP and Aadhaar mobile app passwords with anyone.
- Your Aadhaar card number is linked to your identity. Do not share your Aadhar card number on any social media platform even by mistake.
- Instead of getting the Aadhar card printed, use a digital copy. Apart from this, if you are getting an Aadhaar card printed from any cyber cafe, then definitely get its copy deleted.
- If you want to update your Aadhaar online, then visit the authorized website of UIDAI (https://uidai.gov.in/en/my-aadhaar/update-aadhaar.html). Avoid taking any kind of service on any other website.
- If you want to bypass Aadhaar-based transactions, it is advisable to lock your biometrics with UIDAI.
- You can track the history to know the usage of your Aadhar card. You can get complete details of the use of your Unique Identification Code on the official website of UIDAI.
- If you are submitting an Aadhaar card as identity proof, then definitely mention the reason for sharing an Aadhaar. For opening a bank account, mention on the photocopy of the Aadhaar card that it is being given for opening a bank account in XYZ.