tafcop dgtelecom gov in portal: Login and check how many mobile connections linked to your Aadhar

tafcop dgtelecom gov in portal: Now all subscribers can check the total number of SIM Cards issued in their name. Dot has launched a new portal to help all subscribers in India secure their personal interests and prevent any fraudulent activity carried out on their sim cards.

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What is Tafcop portal?

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched an online portal “Telecom Analytics for Fraud management and Consumer Protection (TAF-COP)”. This portal aims to prevent fraud activities and secure consumer information.

This portal is a part of the DGTelecom (Director General Telecom) and provides telecom analytics services online through the portal where consumers can check the total number of mobile connections currently working on his/her name and linked with the Aadhaar Card.

As per the existing guidelines, a subscriber can apply for a maximum of nine mobile connections in his/her name.

There are many facilities provided through this portal which are mentioned below.

  • If a subscriber is having more than nine connections in his/her name he will get an SMS through the portal.
  • After getting the intimation of more than 9 connections through an SMS all subscribers can take necessary action by logging in on the portal. Once a subscriber send a request online a “Ticket ID Ref No” will be generated which can be used to check the status.
  • Subscribers can also check the status of their request they have made after login through the “request status” facility available on the portal. A “Ticket ID Ref No” will require for that.
  • Sometimes People forget that they have issued any mobile number a long time back which they are not using now so customers now get the facility to deactivate or block that number.

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Highlights

ParticularsSummary
Name of the portalTelecom Analytics for Fraud management and Consumer Protection
AcronymTAF-COP
DepartmentDepartment of Telecommunication, Government of India
BeneficiaryAll mobile subscribers in India
PurposeTo provide a mobile number tracking and Fraud analytics facility
Official websitetafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in

Check online on TAFCOP dgtelecom tracking portal?

If you want to check the total mobile number activated and linked with your Aadhaar Card then you can do this after the TAFCOP portal login. Check the steps given below.

Note: Currently this facility is available only to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Consumers as written on the portal but other state consumers can also check the details of all sim cards activated on their name.

Step 1: Open the official portal at tafcop dgtelecom gov in

Step 2: After clicking this link you will be redirected to the home page of the TAFCOP portal where you will see a box to enter the mobile number (as shown below).

tafcop portal homepage

Step 3: Now to check the details of all sim cards issued and linked with your Aadhar Card just enter any one mobile number which you have and click the Request OTP button. You will see a new OTP screen (as shown below).

tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in OTP screen

Step 4: Now enter the OTP which you have received on your mobile in the given space and hit the Validate button.

Note: If you don,t receive any OTP then you may click the Resend OTP link.

Step 5: After the OTP verification you will be logged in to the portal where you will see a list of mobile sim cards issued on your Aadhaar card. Since all mobile numbers are linked with identity proof so this list will include all mobile connections issued against your Aadhar Card or any other ID proof you have used.

You will see a list as shown below.

list of mobile connections issued on a consumer name on tafcop portal

Note: I have checked a mobile number registered in Uttar Pradesh west circle and this portal was working for that number and showing all issued sim cards (as shown above).

How to report a mobile number:

Now you got a list of all mobile numbers, you can easily identify any suspicious number which you think is not issued by your consent. After identifying that number just select the check box before that mobile number and also select any one option given below.

  • This is not my number
  • Required
  • Not required

If this number is not issued by you you may select This is not my number, If you don’t need that number you may select the Not required option. After selecting any one option, click the Report link given below. Your request will be submitted successfully to the department of telecommunication and DOT will order the operator to block or deactivate that number.

You will also get a request reference ID which you can note down somewhere for future purposes.

Note: You don’t need to report anything for that number which you are currently using. If you are using a corporate mobile connection then it is possible that you will get a very long list of all corporate mobile connections working on any company ID. In that case company’s officials will have to identify the mobile numbers.

How to check the status of your report request?

If you have sent any request for any mobile number which you don’t require or don’t remember then you can check the current status of your request with the help of the below steps.

1-Open the official website tafcop dg telecom gov in and login through the OTP verification method.

2- After logging in on the portal you will see a request tracking box (as shown below).

tafcop status check page

3- Now you will have to enter your Ticket Ref ID which you got when you submitted your request.

4- After that click the Track button. Your current status will be shown on the screen.

Dot has already released the guidelines on Customer Acquisition and the primary responsibility of handling the Customer Acquisition Form (CAF) lies with the service providers. As per the official guidelines, an operator can not issue more than nine mobile connections in a Subscriber’s name –

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DoT Guidelines for Customer Acquisition

As per the order issued by the Hon’ble Supreme court of India An expert joint committee of DoT has released the guidelines to follow for customer acquisition. These guidelines must be followed by all operators and proper verification must be done before issuing a sim card.

  • Customers will have to fill the CAF form paste a recent photograph and attach the proof of Identity (POI) and proof of address (POA) and submit the CAF form to the Point of Sale person. After submitting the form the consumer will get an unique number before SIM activation.
  • Subscriber must be provided a receipt including the CAF number, POI, POA, mobile number, issue date, name of subscriber duly signed with stamp of PoS.
  • The person at the PoS must verify details written in the Identity proof, Address proof with the original documents and match the attached photograph with the subscriber. After that PoS person shall sign and stamp the CAF form and all attached documents
  • The employee who issue the license will update all details in the subscriber database managed by him/her in the. After that the licensee will inform that all documents and information have been verified and stored in the database under his name and signature. After this verification customer SIM card will be activated.
  • Date of sale of SIM card and the activation of SIM card must be recorded in the system. For this POS person must verify the customer signature at the time of SIM sale and Licensee signature date at the time of verification must be recorded in the CAF.
  • After the activation subscriber will get a customer care call for the tele verification of the identity and address proof. Without tele verification customer will not be able to make any call and can not receive call as well. Calling to customer care will be allowed only before tle verification.
  • If a PoS person sell a pre-activated SIM card thena Rs 50000/- penalty will be imposed and the SIM card will be deactivated.
  • Same guidelines has to be followed in case of the prepaid to postpaid or postpaid to prepaid change of the mobile connection.
  • There shall be no typing mistake in the CAF form and licensee will be responsible for any mistake such as customer name, address, etc. Licensee must ensure that all personal information is correct and similar to the Address and Identity proof shared by the customer at the time of the new SIM card apply.

Update April 23, 2021: Dot India shared a tweet from their official tweeter handle about the launch of Telecom Analytics For Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP).

FAQs

Is Tafcop a genuine legit website or a fake website?

Tafcop portal is a government of India website which comes under the Department of Telecom and is directly managed by the Director-General Telecom. As this website is using a gov.in domain extension which is issued only for the government websites in India so it is definitely a real and genuine website.

How do I find out how many mobile numbers I have in my name?

You can easily check this through the Tafcop portal. We have mentioned a step-by-step tutorial in our article which will help you to identify all numbers issued on your name.

How many sim cards can a person have in his name?

As per the official guidelines issued by the Department of Telecommunication India, a person can not have more than nine mobile connections issued in his name and it is the responsibility of mobile operators to not issue more than nine sim cards to a person. If a person has more than nine mobile connections then he will receive an SMS through the TAFCOP portal.

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Identity theft was a common practice by the fraudsters and it was very easy to issue a sim card on another person’s identity card. DoT has implemented several measures and guidelines to prevent this type of fraud and continuously improve consumer protection management by implementing the eKYC, Fingerprint scan, etc. Now, this Tafcop portal further helps consumers to identify if someone else is using any sim working on their identity.

Finally, Thanks for reading this article and please let us know your views about this new portal in the comment section below.

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