RM6,000 incentive offer a scam, EPF warns members

Teoh Pei Ying

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has warned Malaysians about a phishing scam using its website. In a statement today, EPF said it had identified a viral message which claimed that members who worked between 1990 and 2018 were entitled to a RM6,000 incentive. “The message also has a link which will be directed to the fake EPF website, asking people to respond to a survey to check for their entitlement to the ‘incentive’. “We categorically states that the viral message and contents are false and does not come from EPF,” the statement said. EPF believes this is an attempt to steal EPF members’ personal data for fraudulent purposes. “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 www.kwsp.gov.my. “Should members come across doubtful messages on social media, please call the EPF Contact Management Centre (CMC) at 03-8922 6000 or email your concerns via http://enquiry.kwsp.gov.my.” a © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd