Aadhaar enabled banking frauds

Title of article Source Location Date Fraud
Online banking fraud racket busted – 4 including kingpin held Hindustan Times Delhi 25-05-2018 Banking Fraud
Aadhaar-link con calls may wipe out your bank balance The Times of India Lucknow 13-05-2018 Phishing Scam
Credit card fraud: 3 nabbed in Bengal Times of India Hyderabad 5-Apr-18 Credit Card
Guard duped of Rs 40,000 over ‘Aadhaar linking’ The Indian Express Mumbai 18-04-2018 Phishing Scam
Man duped of Rs 1 lakh over Aadhaar card linking in Ajmer Times of India Ajmer 18-04-2018 Phishing Scam
Man duped of Rs 4.08 lakh in name of linking Aadhaar to mobile number The Hitavada Nandavan 4-Dec-18 Phishing Scam
Woman calls ‘bank’ to open PPF account, duped of Rs 1.23 lakh Indian Express Mumbai 4-Oct-18 Phishing Scam
Indore: Youth duped of Rs 40,000 in name of linking Aadhaar to bank account The Free Press Journal Indore 4-Sep-18 Phishing Scam
Maharashtra man loses Rs 75,000 to phishing fraud in the name of ‘Aadhaar linking’ Times of India Thane 7-Apr-18 Phishing Scam
Six arrested for Rs 1.95-crore HDFC Bank loan fraud The New Indian Express Kadapa 25-02-2018 NA
Man arrested for creating fake IDs to get credit cards, duping five banks The New Indian Express Hyderabad 20-02-2018 Credit Card
Two held for duping e-commerce website 15-02-2018 Indore 15-02-2018 Cyber Fraud
Bank fraud: Man who made fake PAN, Aadhaar card held The Times of India Agra 15-02-2018 Bank fraud
Credit card fraud: Ex-bank employee held Times of India Ahmedabad 15-02-2018 Credit Card
Bengaluru medical seat fraud: Fake Aadhaar cards used to open bank accounts New Indian Express Bengaluru 15-Feb-18 Bank account
Dead Man’s Aadhaar Card Forged to Con Firm of Rs. 1.53 lakh Times of India Ahmedabad 8-Feb-18 Bank fraud
Customers defrauded at 4 PSBs through Aadhaar-based authentication misuse Business Standard Multiple 8-Feb-18 Bank fraud
Fraudsters access prof’s Aadhaar details The Hindu Delhi 05-02-2018 Credit Card
Conned on the phone, 71-year-old woman dies of shock in Chennai The New Indian Express Chennai 23-01-2018 Phishing Scam
Elderly woman dies after losing ₹90,000 to online fraud The Hindu Chennai 23-01-2018 Phishing Scam
How linking his mobile SIM with Aadhaar cost a man Rs 1,10,000 Gadgets Now Jaipur 12-Jan-18 Phishing Scam
Kerala: Ex-banker loses Rs 1 lakh in OTP fraud Deccan Chronicle Kochi 11-01-2018 Phishing Scam
Bengaluru woman’s shock night: Debit card fraud and a fake Aadhar card Sify Finance Bengaluru 08-Jan-18 Debit Card
Senior KMC official tries to link Aadhaar with e-wallet, duped Times of India Kolkata 04-01-2018 Phishing Scam
Aadhaar Mess: How Airtel Pulled Off Its Rs 190 Crore Magic Trick The wire Multiple 21-Dec-17 Airtel payments wallet
MP loses Rs 27,000 after revealing OTP to crooks on phone Times of India Delhi 20-Dec-17 Phishing Scam
Aadhaar of 300 people stolen, Rs 40 lakh pension money swindled New Indian Express Andhra Pradesh 09-Dec-17 Bank fraud
Thane Businessman Says Bank Linked His Account to Aadhaar without Permission Times of India Thane 04-Dec-17 Non-consent
Fraudulent calls: Callers use debit card, Aadhaar data to dupe eight of Rs 2.42 lakh Indian Express Mumbai 28-11-2017 Debit Card
Rs. 5 lakh cyber fraud: Accused arrested The Pioneer Bhopal 24-11-2017 Cyber Fraud
Telangana: Conmen use OTP to loot Deccan Chronicle Telangana 21-Nov-17 Phishing Scam
Pune cybercrime spike sees fraudsters using ‘Adhaar’ to con residents Hindustan Times Pune 29-10-2017 Phishing Scam
Aadhaar SIM linking: This man lost Rs 1.3 lakh from salary account due to a fraud Financial Express Kerala 25-Oct-17 Phishing Scam
Sophisticated Aadhaar-related bank fraud has left police in Delhi and Noida baffled Scroll.in Delhi & Noida 05-Oct-17 Bank fraud
Mumbai senior citizen latest victim of vishing fraud, loses Rs60,000 to ‘bank official’ Hindustan Times Mumbai 28-09-2017 Phishing Scam
Aadhaar seeding scam takes root The Telegraph Jharkhand 02-Sep-17 Bank fraud
Mumbai man promises to link 70-yr-old’s bank account to Aadhaar card, dupes her of Rs1.67 lakh Hindustan Times Mumbai 14-08-2017 Phishing Scam
Fraudster poses as UIDAI exec, dupes woman DNA Mumbai 14-08-2017 Phishing Scam
Man loses Rs 25,000 after fraudulent phone call in Mumbai Indian Express Mumbai 14-08-2017 Phishing Scam
Trader loses Rs 11.69 lakhs in another digital banking fraud The New Indian Express Rourkela 18-07-2017 Banking Fraud
Aadhaar linkage con costs wife of CA whopping Rs 1.6 lakh Financial Express Delhi 17-07-2017 Phishing Scam
Cyber criminals dupe bank holders by seeking details of Aadhaar on pretext of linking to PAN India Today Noida 05-Jul-17 Phishing Scam
Online frauds on the rise in Odisha with increase in digital banking The New Indian Express Rourkela 16-05-2017 Cyber Fraud
Aadhaar turning a trump card for online fraudsters Times of India Hyderabad 07-Oct-15 Cyber Fraud


Vidyut is a commentator on socio-political issues with a keen understanding of tech and policy. She has been observing and commenting on Aadhaar since 2010 from a perspective of human rights, democracy and technological robustness.

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