Aadhaar Scam: UIDAI Warns to Verify Your Aadhaar With Easy Steps

The Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI has alerted us about more and more people becoming the victim of Aadhaar-related scams on social media platforms. Previously the authority had also warned about sending your essential documents to unknown contacts via WhatsApp or email.

Aadhaar Scam UIDAI Warns to Verify Your Aadhaar With Easy Steps

UIDAI Tweeted (X) to Clarify the Confusion

A recent post on X (Twitter) clarified that the Government or any other authority does not ask for your essential documents as Proof of Identity (POI) or Proof of Address (POA) through email or WhatsApp. They mention that citizens should only trust verified channels.

“#BewareOfFraudsters UIDAI never asks you to share your POI/ POA documents to update your #Aadhaar over Email or Whatsapp. Update your Aadhaar either online through #myAadhaarPortal or visit Aadhaar centres near you,” mentioned the Tweet.

Rising Aadhaar Card Scam

UIDAI through the post warned about the increasing number of people getting scammed through Aadhaar or other essential documents. The fraudsters lure them to send their document details and phone number through online means.

After they have retrieved your Aadhar they can harm you in several ways. Stealing your Aadhaar information, replicating it, and creating a fake Aadhar is pretty easy for them. For advanced action, they may even hack the UIDAI database to steal your data.

QR Code Verification

To counter scams, the government advises against sharing Aadhaar. Verify authenticity using the QR code, digitally secure and tamper-proof, offering swift verification without OTP processes.

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How to Verify an Aadhaar With a QR Code?

First, download the mAadhaar app from trusted sources like Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Then open the app and tap on the “Verify Aadhar” option.
The scanner will open your device, point it towards any Aadhar card, e-Aadhaar, or Aadhar PVC.
After scanning the code it shows you the complete information regarding Aadhar Card holders.
Now tap on the verify button.

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