New Delhi: To counter fraud and protect consumers’ interest, the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has launched a new portal, named Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP), that enables users to check all the phone numbers or SIM connections issued with their Aadhaar card as identity proof.
“This website has been developed to help subscribers, check the number of mobile connections working in their name, and take necessary action for regularising their additional mobile connections if any. However, the primary responsibility of handling the Customer Acquisition Form (CAF) lies with the service providers,” TAFCOP mentioned on its website.
According to the DoT guidelines, any Indian telecom user can register up to 9 Subscriber Identity Module or SIM cards with his or her Aadhaar card. Any mobile subscriber can use the TAFCOP portal to check the list of number of connections issued in their name. You can also report if you find a number that you haven’t issued against your Aadhaar card on the portal.
Currently, the portal has been made functional for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana consumers.
How to check how many phone connections have been issued against your Aadhaar card:
Step 1: Visit the official TAFCOP website at https://tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in/
Step 2: Enter the mobile number which is registered with your Aadhaar card.
Step 3: Now, click on the ‘Request OTP’ tab.
Step 4: Verify your mobile number by entering OTP number received and sign in to your account.
Step 5: On your account page, all the numbers issued against your Aadhaar card will be displayed.
Step 6: From these numbers, users can report and block the numbers not in use by themselves or are no longer required.
To note, subscribers having more than nine multiple connections in their name can – click on the portal link, to take necessary action or else they will be intimated by SMS.