Have you also got a message from the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) to deposit money in the account? If yes, then become aware. Because this is a trick of hackers, through which they can break into your account.
The EPFO has tweeted in this regard and asked people to ignore any such message. EPFO has said that it never asks its shareholders to put any personal information or money in a bank account. Also, do not share any personal information over the phone.
Do Not Share These with UAN
EPFO has said that shareholders should not give information about Aadhaar number, PAN card number or bank accounts, including Universal Account Number (UAN). The EPFO does not ask any member or shareholder to deposit the money in bank accounts.
This is how it Solves Problems
The EPFO currently has six crore shareholders, 1.2 million employees, and over 65 lakh pensioners. Social media, EPFiGMS portals and call centers are available to solve the problems of these people. Apart from this, any complaint can be registered on the Facebook page and Twitter account of the Labor Ministry. The call center of EPFO operates 24 hours a day seven days a week from May 2019.
Explain that till now mainly banks and other financial institutions were warning their customers not to share OTP, debit or credit cards and other personal details with anyone. Because many vicious hackers were engaged in fraudulently calling customers as bank employees. Now PF has also issued a similar warning to its members.
It is possible that the calling frauds are presenting themselves as EPFO officials and asking EPF customers to share their EPFO account details.