Cybercrime is increasing very fast. In such a situation, it is important that you take care of your privacy and safety so that no one can cheat on you. It has been seen many times that people do not even know how many people are using SIM cards in their name. Many times wrong types of SIMs are taken out through people’s Aadhaar, which is not known about. There is a way by which it can be detected.
A portal was launched by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT). Through this portal, it can be found that how many numbers are registered with your Aadhaar. Through this, you can not only locate the SIM registered with your Aadhaar, but you can also request to block it.
If you think that an unauthorized SIM is registered with your Aadhaar, then you can request to block it. This portal has been released for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana at present, but it will soon be released in other states of the country as well.
DoT launched the TAFCOP portal in April. Its purpose is to inform the subscribers about the mobile connection running in their name. Apart from this, it allows users to take action on the wrong SIM.
According to the guidelines of DoT, it allows up to 9 mobile connections to register a subscriber. All new connections taken after the limit on the same name come under the bulk connection. This means it has been taken for commercial purposes. Because of this, you should be aware of how many SIMs are registered in your name. For this, you have to visit the TAFCOP portal https://tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in/.
After this, you can get OTP by giving any of your active mobile numbers. After entering the OTP, click on Validate. After this, you will get the list of mobile numbers registered with your Aadhaar. Here you can submit the request to close the unused number. Remind you once again that at present this service is only for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It can be released soon in other states of the country.