Frauds are being done since ages but with the passage of times, it is getting easy as technology made everything on fingertips. In the same way, you can avoid this through the same technology use. Like, Aadhaar card scams can be avoided by Aadhaar Authentication Online.
Hope, you all are familiar with Aadhaar Card. This is a 12-digit number that is issued only to Indian Citizen after proper verification like Fingers, IRIS scans. Read More here please What is an Aadhaar Card?
Aadhaar Card Scams are always in news. This happens because people are not clear that how much only information we need to provide others.
Major frauds are bank loans, credit cards invalid transaction means all are monetary things most of the times. Make sure, UIDAI Aaadhaar card only has information like Name, Age, Gender, DOB, All 10-Finger Prints, 02-IRIS Scans & Facial Photograph. It has no information like Caste, Religion, Family, Qualification and Income.
Methods to Avoid – Frauds
If you follow the methods below then you can avoid this kinda scams easily;
- Lock your finger bio-metric
- Using Virtual ID
- Avoiding Fake Calls
1. Lock your finger Biometric
This is the best-advised method. In this, you need to use Lock & Unlock function at UIDAI website.
Now a days people can even forge your finger prints and use it for some false acts.
Let see how to do it step-wise;
- Go to UIDAI Official Website
- Hit on “Lock/Unlock Biometrics” Option
- Enter your Aadhaar Card Number (12-digits) and displayed the code below.
- Click on “Send OTP”
- You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile, Enter it (Never disclose it to anyone)
- Now, you will get a confirmation message
- Next “ENABLE” to lock your Biometric details
- You are done here and will receive a confirmation SMS on your mobile.
If you don’t receive this confirmation message then alert UIDAI.
If you need more elaboration on it then you can read my other blog here Aadhaar Authentication Online.
2. Using Virtual ID
In this, you’ll get an extra layer of security for Aadhaar Card.
This time you will create a 16-digit code that will serve as an Aadhaar number alternatively. You can generate this number through UIDAI Official website as many times as you like for free of charge.
Now, you need to give that 16-digit VID number where Aadhaar number is required. This number your aadhaar card number cannot be determined but through Aadhaar number, you can find all VID generated by.
It is always advisable to use this method wherever applicable.
3. Avoiding Fake Calls
You may receive fake calls asking you to tell them OTP that is just received on your mobile. For what! Actually, someone is trying to scam on you. Maybe he is linking your card to get a bank loan. many cases reported to UIDAI and people have lost their hard earned money.
4. Aadhaar Limited Use
You have many cards like Pan, Ration, Driving License, Voter ID, etc. to prove your identity. Hence, try to use these cards like for trains, gym, flights and avoid disclosing your aadhaar number or provide VID only.
Precaution is better than cure! Use any or combination of all of these methods and do scrutiny before disclosing your Aadhaar number. Never ever disclose your OTP to anybody in any case. Unique Identification Authority of India-UIDAI is taking measures to reduce these scams with the help of the Indian Government. This is our responsibility to be vigilant to avoid annoying circumstances.
Hope, it was a nice read for you. I request you to comment on which method you are going to apply or how was the result if you have applied any already. Please help me and others by sharing this article.