EPFO online fraud alert: Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO): The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has millions of account holders around the country. Every employee has a portion of their pay deposited into their account. When the account holder retires, all funds deposited into the EPFO account become his or hers. You can also use this money if you have a financial emergency, such as a sickness, a child’s schooling, or a wedding. In this instance, the funds in each person’s EPFO account are considered lifelong capital accumulation. When using this account in this situation, it is critical to keep a few things in mind.
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) alerted its millions of account holders by tweeting about the issue from its official Twitter account. EPFO requests subscribers’ personal information such as Aadhaar Cards, PAN Cards, UAN Numbers, and Bank Account Numbers but never OTP. Under such situations, never give out any personal information to an unknown caller or message.
— EPFO (@socialepfo) November 21, 2022
India is getting more digitalized, and cybercrime incidences are on the rise. Today’s cybercriminals prey on people, stealing their personal information and emptying their bank accounts. The Employees Provident Fund Organization has informed its millions of account holders that this should not happen to you under such circumstances.
Inform the police about the fraud:
It has been discovered that people regularly encounter similar fraud circumstances when changing employment. Individuals steal Aadhaar, PAN, bank accounts, and other personal information from people under the guise of updating EPFO information in this situation. They then use these details to empty the account holder’s account. Under any circumstances, do not hastily expose your personal information to anyone. Furthermore, if you are a victim of fraud, you should contact the police immediately.