Do you know that you can find out how many mobile numbers are issued with your Aadhaar ID card? Yes, you can do so on your own. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) of the Indian central government allows an individual to check the number of mobile connections registered with their name. Subscribers also have the right to take necessary action to prevent fraud.
With the increasing cases of fraud and scams related to individual identity and phone numbers, DoT provides easy access to users to detect active mobile connections. The subscribers can also flag unnecessary phone numbers and report them to the concerned authorities to minimize the risk of fraud. The service is offered by TAFCOP (Telecom Analytics for Fraud management and Consumer Protection).
We have here created a guide to let you know how to check the number of active mobile connections and take other related actions.
How to check active mobile connections on your Aadhaar ID
1. Go to DoT’s official website https://tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in
2. Enter your active mobile number and tap on the ‘Request OTP’ options.
3. Provide the received OTP to validate your mobile number.
4. It will show you a list of active mobile numbers registered on your ID with two initial and last four digits.
5. Check any of the numbers you are currently not using or find suspicious.
6. Tap on the option saying ‘This is not my number’ and hit the ‘Report’ button at the bottom to initiate the deactivation process.
For corporate connection subscribers, the facility will show a list of all associated mobile numbers. Also, the website says that the facility is available only to Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir consumers but I tried my Uttar Pradesh’s number and it worked.
How many mobile numbers can one individual subscribe to?
As per existing guidelines, individual subscribers can register up to nine mobile connections in their name at a time.
What if I have more than nine registered mobile numbers?
Users can choose the “Not Required” option from the list of active mobile numbers to unsubscribe from the connection.
Is there any action required for active mobile numbers?
No. There’s no need to take any action for your active mobile number.
What kind of mobile number does this facility show?
It shows all prepaid and postpaid mobile numbers registered on an individual identity card.
Do I need to take any other action further for inactive mobile connections?
DoT says that the primary responsibility of handling the Customer Acquisition Form (CAF) lies with the service providers. So, subscribers may require to contact their respective service providers.