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12 Jan 2018

Linking Aadhaar with SIM cost this man Rs. 1 lakh

Trying to link his mobile number with Aadhaar card, as per government directives, has cost a man in Jaipur Rs. 110,000.

SK Brijwani asked a youth to link his SIM with Aadhaar. However, the guy deactivated his number and issued him a new one instead.

Using Brijwani's old SIM, he then withdrew Rs. 110,000 from his bank account.

Read on to know more.

In context

Aadhaar-SIM linking: Jaipur man duped of Rs. 110,000
Here's what happened

Incident

Here's what happened

Brijwani got a call urging him to link his SIM-Aadhaar, and that failure to do it would result in his number's deactivation.

He then received an SMS requesting him to send his SIM to the service centre, after which his SIM stopped working.

He learnt about the fraud on visiting the bank the next day.

A case was registered at Gandhi Nagar police station.

Details

You need to link your SIM-Aadhaar by March 31

The government has made it mandatory for all mobile users to link their SIMs with Aadhaar by March 31.

Despite several announcements and revised deadlines, over 50 crore customers are yet to do the compulsory linking.

Users previously had to visit mobile stores for the procedure. Now, after multiple complaints and requests to ease the process, they can be done sitting at home.

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