The cases of scams of a single Aadhar linked to multiple mobile numbers are increasing. More than four months have passed since Tamil Nadu Cybercrime has been investigating the matter. To date, they have blocked around 25,135 SIM cards across the date.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) purportedly discovered this vulnerability thanks to an artificial intelligence-powered toolbox. The ASTR programme (Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition Powered Solution for Telecom SIM Subscriber Verification) detects SIM card fraud and prevents the use of numbers with forged identity credentials. The software takes and filters photographs of SIM card holders from several telecom companies, indicating a worrying trend of many SIMs being photographed together.
Looking into the seriousness of the matter, the Department of Transportation (DoT) has launched the Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP) platform to address problems and assist subscribers. This webpage allows users to view the number of mobile connections associated with their Aadhaar cards.
The official website is https://tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in/.