Here are some tips that can help you protect yourself from AEPS (Aadhaar Enabled Payment System) fraud:
Keep your Aadhaar number and biometrics safe: Ensure that your Aadhaar number and biometrics are not shared with anyone, as this information is sensitive and can be used for fraudulent activities.
Be cautious of unsolicited calls and messages: Do not share your Aadhaar number or any other personal information with anyone over the phone or through messages, unless you have initiated the communication.
Use only authorized AEPS service providers: Use only authorized AEPS service providers, as there have been instances of fraudsters setting up fake AEPS kiosks to steal personal information.
Check for validity of the transaction: Always verify the details of the transaction before entering your Aadhaar number or biometrics.
Report any suspicious activity: If you suspect any fraudulent activity related to AEPS, report it to the UIDAI immediately.
By following these tips, you can reduce the risk of AEPS fraud and keep your personal information safe.