Twelve unauthorized websites and 12 mobile applications available on the Google Playstore have been shut down. These websites and apps were providing Aadhaar related services illegally by charging excessive money from the public.
It was done on the direction of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The authority has also directed further to close down 26 more such fraudulent and illegal websites and applications.
CEO of UIDAI, Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey said, the authority has not authorized the owners of these mobile applications or websites to extend any Aadhaar related services on its behalf. Dr Pandey also warned these websites and mobile application providers against illegal use of Aadhaar logo.
He cautioned people to be aware of all such unscrupulous entities and asked them to remain vigilant for the protection of their privacy. UIDAI suggested that in case a person loses his Aadhaar card, he can download his Aadhaar card free of cost from the UIDAI’s official website www.uidai.gov.in.