Several cases of Aadhaar data being misused have been reported with vigor. Last month, a racket caught hold where scammers were letting so many people access the Aadhaar database illegally for just Rs. 500.
That’s why; it is very very important that you take utmost care and be aware of how and where your card is being used.
UIDAI lets you an option where you can check all the places where your Aadhaar has been used in the last six months. And if you find any instance of misuse, you can immediately lodge a complaint regarding the issue. To access through this offer, you must have link with your registered mobile number.
Fortunately, you need not navigate to Aadhaar Registered Centers to get this done. By sitting at your home with an internet connection would be of much help. Here’s what you can do that.
Check Where Your Aadhaar is Used in Last 6 Months
Step 1: Navigate to Aadhaar authentication history page at https://resident.uidai.gov.in/notification-aadhaar
Step 2: Enter your Aadhaar card number and the security code in the picture.
Step 3: Then click on ‘Generate OTP‘.
Step 4: Thereby you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile phone. Make sure you have verified your number with the UIDAI website.
Step 5: You will get an option where you have to choose the period of information and the number of transactions.
Step 6: Write the OTP you received and click on ‘Submit’.
Step 7: You will see dates, the time and types of all Aadhaar authentication requests made in the period you had chosen.
However, the con is that the page won’t show you who made the requests.
On finding something suspicious, you can even lock your Aadhaar information online and unlock it whenever you want to use it. If you find any serious misuse place a call at 1945 and inform the UIDAI.
Note that you can only view history for only six months, and can retrieve a max of 50 records of the whole.