Man reportedly duped of Rs. 110,000 after linking Aadhaar with mobile number

Have you ever imagined that Aadhaar card linking to your mobile number might make you lose a huge sum of money? It appears to have happened to this Jaipur-based man.

Aadhaar linking has become mandatory in several sectors such as bank accounts and mobile number to enjoy uninterrupted services. Already we have been coming across reports that the same could be risky as there some privacy concerns though these have not been proved yet. In the meantime, a shocking incident has starting surfacing online and it shows that you need to be cautious and opt for the reputed procedure for Aadhaar card linking.

Man likely loses Rs. 110,000 after linking Aadhaar with mobile number

A recent report by GadgetsNow claims that a man-based in Jaipur has been reportedly duped of Rs. 1,10,000 while linking his Aadhaar card with his mobile number. The report claims that SK Brijwani, a resident of Jaipur was asked by a youth to link his mobile number with his Aadhaar card. The person has claimed to have deactivated his SIM card and has given him a new one. However, the old SIM wasn't deactivated and the youth withdrew a sum of Rs. 1,10,000 from his bank account.

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The victim had received a call to prompting him to link his mobile number and Aadhaar card and that his SIM card will be deactivated if he failed to do so. Following the same, he is claimed to have received an SMS asking him to send the SIM to the service center. Soon after the message, his SIM card has stopped working. When he visited the bank the next day, he has got to know about the withdrawal of Rs. 1,10,000. It is also stated that he has filed a complaint with the police regarding the fraud.

What do we learn from this?

From this report of Rs. 1,10,000 being duped in the name of Aadhaar linking, we remind our readers that it is important to go through the reliable processes. As people raised complaints regarding difficulty in visiting the customer care centers for the linking process, the government came up with new ways to link the mobile number with Aadhaar card. Before carrying out with Aadhaar linking, it is important to check whether you have chosen the reliable way so that imposters do not trick you and get away with your sensitive information.

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