Aadhaar Scam

Actual instances of misuse of Aadhaar that put the data of citizens at risk or the integrity of the Aadhaar database into question.


AADHAAR is only as secure as its weakest link – which could literally be any document. Read on to find out more. According to The Tribunes latest report, a senior police official said three persons had been booked on the allegations of making fake domicile and residence certificates of hundreds of people to help them…

Read More Mayor of Moga city files FIR. Hundreds of AADHAAR cards made based on FORGED documents.

Tarun Sureja forged Aadhaar card of dead man to obtain a loan Tarun Sureja forged Aadhaar card of dead man to obtain a loan

Three months ago, Tarun Sureja, a software developer, got a new mobile SIM. It had been registed to one Ajay Rathod before him. Ajay Rathod had died, and the SIM deactivated and reissued to Tarun Sureja. While shopping, he came across a promotion by Bajaj Finserv, that offered him an EMI card if he registered…

Read More Forgery of Aadhaar card enables Rs. 1.53 lakh scam loan


HYDERABAD: Huge discrepancies have come to light in projected population of Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts as well as bifurcated Andhra Pradesh vis a vis census records and the number of Aadhaar cards generated, putting UIDAI authorities in a fix. As per projections on the 2011 census, the population of Hyderabad district in 2017 should be…

Read More More Aadhaar cards than Hyderabad’s population generated


SURAT: Even as police are trying to reach the root of biometric data theft racket done to pilfer food grains issued to poor people, another scam of tampering with Aadhar data has been exposed in the city. The accused Hiren Prajapati, 26 and Prashant Pradhan, 20, both residents of Pandesara, were modifying the Aadhar Card…

Read More Bank official’s identity stolen, sold for Aadhaar update scam


SK Brijwani of resident of Janta store, Bapu nagar, Jaipur wanted to link his Aadhaar to his mobile after receiving calls to do it. A youth told him that he must do it and offered to help him. Another version is that a man received a call telling him that his SIM needed to be…

Read More SK Brijwani of Jaipur lost Rs. 1.20 lakh to an Aadhaar linking scam

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Caralisa Monterio tweeted the screenshot of an Aadhaar authentication OTP she received without requesting for it. Dear @UIDAI why have I got this message when I've not asked for it ? pic.twitter.com/EQ8lx5PsDD — Caralisa Monteiro (@runcaralisarun) January 20, 2018 She says this is not her Aadhaar number. And the mobile number is a work number…

Read More Caralisa Monterio receives Aadhaar authentication OTP without making a request


The tweet pretty much says it all. The biggest shock of my life!!! Went to an Airtel store to get AADHAAR linked to the single mobile number i have been using since 2000.Was told there are 9 connections already linked to my AADHAAR!😲😲😲 What the hell is happening? @Airtel_Presence @airtelindia @UIDAI — P R D…

Read More Aadhaar holder finds 9 mobile numbers already connected to her Aadhaar


Two plots measuring about 4,000 sq ft each in a prime locality in Aurangabad, belonging to a former income tax commissioner Omkar Ganpat Ganveer, were sold off after making an Aadhaar in his name and acquiring a general power of attorney in Mumbai. Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/aurangabad/land-sold-off-using-fake-aadhaar-card/articleshow/62533353.cms Identity theft is easy with Aadhaar, where the Aadhaar number is…

Read More Fraudulent land sale. Now with Aadhaar


Recent investigations in Jharkhand reveal a clear and disturbing pattern behind the manner in which Aadhaar ended up excluding people from rations, pensions and jobs and generated “fake savings” in the bargain. The pattern is as follows: Step 1: Cancel job cards, ration cards or pensions not linked with Aadhaar. Step 2: Declare that the…

Read More Aadhaar: The Method behind the Madness – Insights from Jharkhand


Dhruv Rathee has just released a video on youtube with very simple and easy to understand explanations on the key threats and problems posed by Aadhaar. Please do watch and also forward to those who find complicated explanations in English difficult to understand or are not able to read a lot to educate themselves on…

Read More Dhruv Rathee on the failures and dangers of #AadhaarFAIL