Shillong,(Meghalaya),June 3 : The Superintendent of Police (CID), Meghalaya, Shillong in a public advisory issued has informed that it has come to the notice of the Office of the Superintendent of Police (CID) that frauds are happening through the Aadhaar Enabled payment System (AePS) whereby fraudsters who could gain access to the confidential information like Aadhaar number, Biometric data can perform such Aadhaar Enabled payment without the permission of the customer/owner.
The Superintendent of Police (CID), therefore, advised the public to be careful and not to disclose their personal credentials, Aadhaar number in the event of any calls seeking the same.
Further, the Superintendent of Police (CID) also advised that mobile number linked to Aadhaar number be activated immediately and ensure that in case the number is not accessible, change the same by visiting the nearest Aadhaar center.
The Superintendent of Police (CID) also cautioned citizens to lock their respective Biometric from the UIDAI Website https://resident.uidai.gov.in/bio-lock in order to ensure that there is no misuse.
Last Friday, the Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) Bengaluru Regional Office issued a press release instructing Aadhaar holders to use masked Aadhaar numbers and refrain from sharing photocopies of their cards.
“Unlicensed private entities like hotels or film halls are not permitted to collect or keep copies of Aadhaar card. It is an offence under the Aadhaar Act 2016. If a private entity demands to see your Aadhaar card, or seeks a photocopy of your Aadhaar card, please verify that they have valid User License from the UIDAI,” the release said.