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What Happens If You Share Your Aadhar Number Publically?

What Happens If You Share Your Aadhar Number Publically?

Aadhar is the world’s largest online biometric database. Aadhaar contains both demographic and biometric information of a person. Aadhaar numbers are issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Despite the advantages, many people still have questions regarding Aadhaar and its misuse.

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The biggest myth people have towards Aadhaar is that if they lose their Aadhaar number or someone gets to know their Aadhaar number, then that person will hack their account and their all confidential details will be leaked and misused. People assume that their bank account would be hacked if they give their account number to someone else. All these are myths created by public itself, our account numbers, Aadhar numbers are sensitive personal identity information. Only our PIN, password etc, are secret numbers which should not be shared with anyone else.

Giving your Aadhaar or account number for transactional purpose won’t lead to any misuse. People hesitate to give their Aadhaar number to someone else whether it is for some transactional purpose or for some official purpose, because of the fear that their Aadhaar-linked bank account would be misused. However, you should not share your sensitive personal information on social media platforms. Giving your Aadhaar number to someone else for some work purpose wouldn’t lead to any misuse of your personal details. 

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