QNS EXCLUSIVELY REPORT..
SIM RETAILERS UNETHICALLY CREATE PAYTM PAYMENTS BANK ACCOUNTS
SYED KALEEM GEELANI
Many SIM retailers across the Kashmir valley are unethically creating PayTM Payments Bank accounts of customers. Whenever a person visits a SIM retailer for the purpose of getting a new sim card or linking aadhar with mobile, he is returning with PayTM account created with their number. The sim retailers illegally take the biometrics of customers without their conscent for the purpose PayTM Payments Bank. They fool the customers on the name of biometrics for new sim card or aadhar linkage & get their biometrics multiple times to create PayTM accounts for their vested interests.
Hundrends of customers all over the Kashmir valley have complained against this undue practice of retailers. A customer said that, “ SIM retailers are playing with our privacy for their own benefit, How could they create illegal accounts of customers without their will or conscent” he told.
It is pertinent to mention here that last year in December Airtel company had allegedly created Airtel Payments Bank accounts of customers & transferred Gas subsidy worth Rs 190 crore rupees to Airtel Payments Bank accounts from their bank accounts but later SC had directed them to transfer their money back to their accounts.