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Beware! Is someone else using your Aadhaar Card, here’s how to check 

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New Delhi: As the Aadhaar Card has turned into a vital document in the recent past, the chances of its misuse have also increased. Nowadays, you require an Aadhaar Card for every big and small purpose, for instance — buying a SIM card, opening a bank account or owning a house under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. In such a situation, your secret information is always at the risk of being misused. Now, what should be done, you can’t deny providing this 12 digit code where it is needed, at the same time, miscreants are also waiting for a single mistake from your end. 

To avoid this risk, the Aadhaar Card issuing organisation — Aadhaar Card issuing organisation Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) — suggests you frequently check the history of usage. The UIDAI use to issue warnings and suggestions in this regard from time to time to create awareness. Now, it has also issued similar information from its official Twitter handle. 

UIDAI has also tweeted in this regard. This tweet states, “#UpdateMobileInAadhaar You can check the Aadhaar Authentication History of up to 50 authentications during the last 6 months. This may help you notice in case of any unintended authentication entry.” 

A person can check the history of the past six months of the usage of his or her Aadhaar Card, this includes a total of 50 authentications done during the period. Now, you can check whether you have done this or not.  

Steps to get an Aadhaar Card authentication history

Log on to the official website https://resident.uidai.gov.in/

Look for ‘My Aadhaar’ option on the left side of the website 

Under the ‘Aadhaar Services’ you will find ‘Aadhaar Authentication History’ 

Now enter the required details like Aadhaar number and captcha and click on ‘Send OTP’

You will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number. After getting this put it on the site

Now, you will be able to see the usage history of your Aadhaar Card

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