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UIDAI Closed Fraud Website And Apps Offering Aadhar Services

February 7, 2017 Author: Diksha Jani
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    In an attempt to curb all unauthorized Aadhaar related services, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has shut down 12 websites and 12 mobile applications on the Google Play-store.

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has further directed authorities for closure of another 26 such fraudulent and illegal websites and mobile applications.

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    UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said,"Some websites and mobile apps were luring citizens to share their basic information and Aadhaar number under the pretext of getting them Aadhaar card or offering other Aadhaar related services. We have taken strict action against them".

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    He further added,"We will continue to keep our vigil on such websites and mobile applications and if something comes to our notice, we will take swift action including shutting them down, or go for other stricter measures. UIDAI has not authorised the owners of these mobile applications or websites to extend any Aadhaar-related services on its behalf".

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    In a statement, UIDAI said that the illegal websites and mobile applications in a Google Playstore were providing unauthorized Aadhaar-related services such as downloading online Aadhaar card, providing status of Aadhaar generation, PVC Aadhaar Card, to residents. So users has to beware for it.

    In the process, these agencies were illegally obtaining the Aadhaar number and enrolment details from the residents.

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