In this time of digital security, there are ways to check numbers linked to your nin. The disconnection of phone numbers that aren’t linked to a national identification number (NIN) has caused quite a stir on the internet. Billzonthestreets brings you the gist.
It is now compulsory to link your phone numbers (Airtel, Mtn, Glo, 9Mobile, and more) to your NIN. Failure to do so results in a ban on outgoing calls until the said numbers are linked.
However, there’s a growing trend amongst third parties tasked with helping the various networks in NIN linking and sim registration. A single NIN has been used to link several sim cards that do not belong to the NIN owner on some occasions.
A NIN can be used to link up to seven phone numbers across multiple networks. As a result, these third parties exploit the NINs of unsuspecting members of the public to link new phone numbers that are unrelated to them.
These sim cards are finally sold to those who do not have a NIN identity. This is a case of fraud, and it should be avoided at all costs. In this article, I will show you how to check numbers linked to your nin. This will enable the report of the numbers and request for removal at the NIMC office.
How To Check Numbers Linked To Your NIN (All Networks)
Let’s get to the business and explore how to check phone numbers linked to your NIN and ensure that they are legitimate and not fraudulent. To do this, you would have to make use of the NIMC Mobile App.
If you do not have the NIMC App, you can officially download it below. You can choose which applies to your phone below, either IOS or Android.
To check numbers linked to your NIN, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Download the’ MWS: NIMC Mobile ID’ App
To begin, download the ‘MWS: NIMC MobileID’ app from the Google Play Store for Android devices or the App Store for iOS devices. To get started, click the download buttons above.
Step 2: Insert NIN and Phone Number to Get Started
Start the app and type in your NIN and phone number. An OTP is sent to your phone number for verification. Please keep in mind that this OTP is only valid for 1 minute.
Step 3: Create Your 6-digit PIN
Afterwards, you’ll need to generate a 6-digit password/PIN. To login into your NIMC mobile app dashboard, you’ll always require that 6-digit PIN.
Step 4: Check Numbers Linked To Your NIN
For android users, click the “link my numbers” tab, and it takes you to the page that shows all numbers linked to your NIN.
For Apple users, click on “my devices“, and it takes you to the page that contains your registered numbers.
Right now, the updated version of the app does not give you permission to delete linked phone numbers. If you notice a phone number linked to your NIN that is not yours, please visit the nearest NIMC centre and lodge a complaint.
If you want to link your MTN, Airtel, Glo, or 9mobile phone numbers to your NIN, this is the same procedure to follow.
How To Check Numbers Linked To Your NIN (MTN USSD)
The method above indicates the procedure for checking registered phone numbers linked to your NIN for all networks. Regarding the MTN network, they have a short code for checking phone numbers linked to your MTN sim. Follow the procedure below;
Step 1 – Dial *785#
Dial the code *785# from a mobile phone associated with an MTN sim card.
Step 2 – Select 3 – View NIN Status
From the drop-down menu displayed, send a reply with the number “3” to take you to the next menu.
Step 3 – Select 2 – View numbers linked to NIN
From the drop-down menu, send a reply with the number “2” to display all the numbers associated with your NIN.
This will display all the numbers associated with your NIN. Visit the closest MTN office to get any phone numbers you do not recognize blocked or deleted.
This procedure helps you secure your identity by preventing you from being linked to crimes committed with your personal information. It is pertinent for you to be observant when you patronize third parties regarding linking your phone numbers.
Please report anyone found using your NIN to perpetrate crimes to the nearest police station. Let me know if this is helpful in the comment section. Also, share this article, and help others be aware of this crime.