The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO Issued) has warned its PF account holder members not to give their personal information related to the account to anyone. EPFO has given this information through tweet and website.
The EPFO has said in its tweet that the organization never asks its members / shareholders to give personal information like Aadhaar number / PAN / UAN / bank account number or deposit any amount in the bank. Therefore, do not disclose personal information on the phone and do not come under the pretense of the caller and deposit any amount.
EPFO says that by becoming fraudulent EPFO employees, EPF account holders can ask for personal information such as their Aadhaar number / PAN / UAN / bank account number etc. over phone. He says that if such a call comes, the account holders should not get caught in this.
It is noteworthy that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) also issue such warnings from time to time. Reserve has said many times that it never asks an account holder to deposit money. At the same time, IRDA has also said that in the name of insurance, it does not ask for any amount in the name of the insured or any other person. To make consumers aware, the then Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan once said in very simple words in the press conference that if a match in my name is sent to you to deposit the amount, do not trust it.