There are many people in the country who take multiple SIM cards on the same ID (be it Aadhar card or Voter ID) and keep using it easily. Many times it also happens that people also give SIM cards to their friends and relatives with their own ID or people take new SIM cards due to recharge offers or any other temptation. If you do the same, then be careful, as the rules say that a person’s ID in India can only have a maximum of nine SIM cards or mobile numbers at a time. If more than this SIM card is registered on your ID, then action can be taken against you. Now the question arises that how to know how many SIM cards are registered on your ID and they are being used.
Actually, the Indian Department of Telecom has a portal from the domain tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in, which has a database of all the currently operational mobile numbers across the country. If you think that someone else is using your SIM card i.e. mobile number from your ID, then you can make a complaint through this website.
This portal has been launched to curb spam and fraud. Although at present this facility is only for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh circles, but it is believed that soon it will be launched in all circles, so that people across the country can take advantage of it. Now let us know that how many mobile numbers are registered on your ID, what will you have to do to find out?
First of all, open tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in in your mobile phone browser, laptop or any computer and then enter your mobile number there. Now an OTP will be sent to your number, enter it and validate.
As soon as the OTP is validated, you will get a list of all the mobile numbers that are active on your ID. If you think that there is a number among them, which you are not aware of, but that number has been taken from your ID, then you can complain about that number on the portal itself. After this the government will check that number and then it will be blocked.