Currency Exchange: Bengaluru student alleges Aadhar misuse

The girl pursuing her MBA course was shocked when bank authorities on Friday told her that her Aadhar number was already used for a transaction and she may not be able to use it to exchange currency

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A Bengaluru student alleged that her Aadhar number had been misused to exchange currency without her knowledge. The girl pursuing her MBA course was shocked when bank authorities on Friday told her that her Aadhar number was already used for a transaction and may not be able to use it to exchange currency.

When she walked into the Race Course Road of Vijaya Bank on Friday, Abhilasha was hoping to exchange invalid notes worth Rs 4000 with new currency notes. She filled out the forms and gave a copy of her Aadhar card to the bank staff who entered the details into their systems but instead of handing out change to Abhilasha the staff claimed that her Aadhar number had already been used for an exchange.

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Speaking with OneIndia News Abhilasha said, "I immediately went to the branch manager but he was utterly helpless. All he could do was ask me to produce some other ID proof. My question is how my Aadhar number was misused without my knowledge. No one seems to have the answer". The girl posted about her ordeal on the Bengaluru Police facebook page.

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The bank's inability to provide further details on the alleged misuse of her Aadhar number did little to help the already worried student. "The bank had no details of when and where my Aadhar number was used. I want to know how and by whom it was used. Doesn't this mean other ID can also be misused? The bank manager told me he was helpless and asked me to question higher authorities", she added.

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