The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) launched a portal ‘The Telecom Analytics for Fraud management and Consumer Protection’ (TAFCOP) to help users find if someone else is using a SIM card issued against their Aadhaar card without their knowledge.
The portal provides facilities to users about the number of connections they have. It also informs them if they have more than nine multiple connections in their name by SMS.
Consumers can visit the portal and report the numbers that are no longer used by them or are required. The telecom service providers will then block or deactivate the numbers.
Once users open the TAFCOP website, they are required to enter their mobile number and verify it with a one-time password (OTP). The portal then shows them the list of mobile numbers registered on their IDs. In case users find numbers registered on the portal that are not in their name, they can submit a report on the website.
Consumers will also be provided ticket IDs with which they can track on the updates of the action.
As of now, the facility is only available to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh consumers. “The website has been developed to help subscribers check the number of mobile connections working in their name, and take necessary actions for regularising their additional mobile connections if any,” TAFCOP’s website mentions on it’s About page.