The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has warned Malaysians not to fall for a RM6,000 scam that was being circulated on social media.
A chunk of Malaysians received a message in Bahasa Malaysia which claimed that EPF members who worked between 1990 and 2018 are eligible for a RM6,000 incentive from EPF. The message then directs the recipients to click on the link provided to check if they are eligible for the incentive.
The link, of course, redirected them to a fake EPF website and encouraged recipients to take part in a ‘survey’. Recipients of the message were also asked to share the message on Whatsapp to ‘share’ this opportunity with their friends and family members.
EPF suspects that this scam is being used as a method to collect personal data from EPF members.
“The EPF believes that this is an attempt to phish for members’ personal data for fraudulent purposes,” an official statement from EPF read.
“We categorically state that the viral message and contents are false and does not come from EPF.”
“Members are urged not to respond to such surveys nor provide their personal data to any unverified third party, and also not to spread the chain message any further,”
“All information about EPF products and services is available on the official EPF website.”