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How Linking His Mobile Number With Aadhaar Cost A Man Rs. 1,10,000

Story Highlights
  • A man from Jaipur duped for Aadhaar linking
  • A youth withdraw Rs.1,10,000 from his bank account
  • Police case is registered

Few weeks ago, a case of a man from Jaipur city being duped of Rs 1,10,000 has come forward when he tried to link his Aadhaar card with his mobile number.

According to a report from Patrika, SK Brijwani, a resident of Janta Store, Bapu Nagar was asked by a youth to link mobile number with Aadhaar card, but instead deactivated his SIM and issued him a new one. Using his old SIM, the youth withdrew Rs 1,10,000 from his bank account. Brijwani got to know about the fraud when he went to the bank and saw the entry of the withdrawal.

Brijwani had received a call asking him that to link his mobile number with his Aadhaar card and failing to do so will lead to be deactivation of his SIM. After that, he received an SMS asking him to send the SIM to the service centre. His SIM stopped working after he received this message. Next day, when he went to the bank he got know about the missing money.

The case was registered at Gandhi Nagar police station.

To remind the readers, as per the government directive, all mobile users need to link their Aadhaar cards with mobile number by March 31, 2018. The country’s apex Supreme Court raised security concerns about the process. Soon after that, there were complaints that it was getting difficult to go through the process by visiting the customer care centres of mobile companies. Over 70 crore subscribers have still to get their numbers confirmed. After this, the government had announced some new ways to link mobile SIMs with Aadhaar for the ease of mobile phone subscribers.

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Shubham Mishra

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