1. Aadhaar number LIC linking fraud is happening via SMS! Here’s what policy holders must not do to save their money

Aadhaar number LIC linking fraud is happening via SMS! Here’s what policy holders must not do to save their money

BEWARE! This fraud is taking place by means of SMS. Fraudsters are cheating customers in the name of linking Aadhaar number with LIC insurance policies.

By: | Published: November 28, 2017 11:58 AM
LIC, Aadhaar number, SMS, fraud, aadhaar number lic policy linking, aadhaar number insurance policies linking, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India Crores of people in India have saved their hard-earned money in LIC insurance policies.

Crores of people in India have saved their hard-earned money in LIC insurance policies for future needs and other important purposes. But, some fraudsters by means of cheating and other fraudulent and corrupt practices are trying to snatch your money saved in LIC. Yes, you read it right; this is happening and that is why LIC has cautioned policy holders. A detailed notification has been issued by LIC so as to save their customers from falling prey to fraudulent activities. This fraud is taking place by means of SMS. Fraudsters are cheating customers in the name of linking Aadhaar number with LIC insurance policies. Noteworthy, LIC is India’s largest insurance company and it has millions of customers.

NO SUCH MESSAGE BY LIC

LIC has clearly said, “Our attention is drawn to some messages circulated in social media with our Emblem and logo asking policy holders to link their Aadhaar number by sending SMS to designated number.” Further, LIC says,”LIC of India informs the public and policy holders that no such message has been sent by LIC.” “Also, no facility to link Aadhaar number to policies is available through SMS in LIC,” the notification added.

DON’T SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION

LIC says, “As and when LIC will enable linking of Aadhaar number with policies through SMS, our website will be duly updated of this option. LIC policy holders are cautioned to check with LIC offices before sharing personal information.”

So, what is the information and guidelines which have been issued by LIC of India for its policy holders? Here are the full details of the notice shared by LIC of India:-

FULL TEXT OF NOTIFICATION ISSUED BY LIC

“Notice – Regarding linking of Aadhaar Number through SMS

Our attention is drawn to some messages circulated in social media with our Emblem and logo asking policy holders to link their Aadhaar number by sending SMS to designated number.

LIC of India informs the public and policy holders that no such message has been sent by LIC. Also, no facility to link Aadhaar number to policies is available through SMS in LIC.

As and when LIC will enable linking of Aadhaar number with policies through SMS, our website will be duly updated of this option

LIC policy holders are cautioned to check with LIC offices before sharing personal information.”

FULL NOTIFICATION BY LIC

‘Linkage of Aadhaar number to insurance policies is mandatory’

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) has already said that linkage of Aadhaar number with insurance policies is mandatory. Also, IRDA asked insurers to comply with the statutory norms. According to IRDA, “The Authority clarifies that, linkage of Aadhaar number to insurance policies is mandatory under the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017.” In a communication to all life and general insurance companies, IRDA had said that the rules have statutory force and as such, they have to implement them without awaiting further instructions. The government had in June had notified the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017, making Aaadhar and PAN/Form 60 mandatory for availing financial services including insurance and also for linking the existing policies with the same.

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    #AADHAARFAIL
    Nov 28, 2017 at 4:43 pm
    Mitrons, Link your aadhaar to bank, properties, gold, cows and give up all of them voluntarily just like what you did with "gas subsidy" and old currencies. Otherwise your bank a/c, properties, gold, cows will be forcefully seized by government. You could also be arrested under AML, APL, BPL, CPL acts! Be a good follower of Mahatma Gandhi and link aadhaar with everything and give them up voluntarily. Soldiers are dying in borders, farmers are committing suicide, my pal aadhaar babaji Arun Jaitley is working 24x7 to make sure honest tax payers, businessmen also meet same fate as our farmers and soldiers. Jai Hind.
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      #AADHAARFAIL
      Nov 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm
      When your bank account gets looted via aadhaar pay, you will call 1947, wait for 3 hours to get connected, the call center folks will simply ask you to visit aadhaar enrollment center, waiting list being 3 months, you will bribe 1000 INR and get an appointment with aadhaar enrollment center to resolve aadhaar misuse, they will ask you to email help at uidai dot gov dot in, you will send 10 emails in 10 days and then get a generic mail, asking you to specify all your details including preferred condom b , etc, you will respond with all details, you will follow up for 3 more days, then you will get a generic FINAL response, "Please lock your bio-metrics in UIDAI , Jai Hind!", after that even if you send 100 emails you will NOT get any response. You lock your bio-metrics, the criminal go to an aadhaar enrollment center and unlock your bio-metrics using stolen fingerprint and keep on looting your hard earned money.
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        #AADHAARFAIL
        Nov 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm
        1. Link #AADHAAR with everything 2. Your #AADHAAR has been deactivated til you voluntarily give DNA and pay $100 as DNA extraction fees 3. Your #AADHAAR is deactivated till voluntarily sleep with #AADHAAR mongers and satisfy them completely 4. Your #AADHAAR is deactivated till you donate eye/kidney/liver/pancreas You will not be able to refuse once you link #AADHAAR with everything else, since once #AADHAAR gets deactivated your bank, mobile, internet, property, gas, electricity access will be blocked. Stop linking #AADHAAR with anything else now, apply Fevicol in both thumbs before you are forced to give fingerprint, without bio-metrics #AADHAAR ios just a piece of paper. Jai Hind.
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          #AADHAARFAIL
          Nov 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm
          Aadhaar product is SEVEN years old, authentication still fails for "Half Billion" indians, millions of honest tax payers are unable to link aadhaar with PAN, UAN, etc. #AADHAAR's right place is in dust bin, it has wasted billions of dollars of tax payers money. When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will vanish. Jai Hind. 1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate #AADHAAR
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            #AADHAARFAIL
            Nov 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm
            Hello Aadhaar Scammer,Aadhaar authentication fails for half billion Indians, HTF do they authenticate using finger? Without aadhaar authentication, aadhaar is piece of
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              Shivangi Chand
              Nov 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm
              Beware! of any frauders to Aadhar linking. : gstpanacea /
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                Reader
                Nov 28, 2017 at 2:59 pm
                The biometrics-based Aadhaar program is inherently flawed. Biometrics can be easily lifted by external means, there is no need to hack the system. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can CLONE your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. That is why advanced countries like the US, UK, etc. did not implement such a self-destructive biometrics-based system. If the biometric details of a person are COMPROMISED ONCE, then even a new Aadhaar card will not help that person. This is NOT like blocking an ATM card and taking a new one.
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                  Reader
                  Nov 28, 2017 at 2:58 pm
                  UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information and the purposes it could be used for, the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked, and the unreliability of such large-scale biometric verification processes. The Aadhaar program was designed in 2009 by mainly considering the 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' of UK, but the UK stopped that project in 2010, whereas India continued with the biometrics-based program. We must think why the United Kingdom abandoned their project and destroyed the data collected. (Google: 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' and 'Identi-ty Documents Act 2010' )
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                    Reader
                    Nov 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm
                    A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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                      Reader
                      Nov 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm
                      The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has NO BIOMETRIC DETAILS, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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                        DP
                        Nov 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm
                        The effect of faulty anf forced digitisation by Modiji. .Who pays for the loss.
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