Lately, telecom operator has been stressing mobile users to link their sim card with Aadhar card for security purpose. A man from Jaipur, named SK Brijwani, a resident of Janta Store tired to link his sim card and was duped by 1,10,000.
He 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.
He received a call and message to link his sim to Aadhar card. 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 SIM cards by March 31. 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 centers of mobile companies. Over 50 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.