In case you didn’t already know, there has been a message going around claiming that members who worked between the years of 1990 and 2018 are eligible for a RM6,000 incentive from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF).
They have since clarified that this viral message is a scam.
The message, which is written in Bahasa Malaysia, encourages members to check if their names are listed among those who are eligible by clicking on an attached link which takes users to a fake website that looks similar to EPF’s official website.
EPF believes the message is an attempt to phish for members’ personal details through the fake website.
For members to check if they are eligible for the ‘incentive’, they are required to fill in a survey and further spread the message on WhatsApp.
In their media statement, EPF stated that they believe the message is intended to “phish for members’ personal data for fraudulent purposes”.
EPF also urged members “not to respond to such surveys nor provide their personal data to any unverified third party” and to stop the spread of the message.
Screenshot of the fake website | Source: Twitter
For inquiries and clarifications, the EPF Contact Management Centre (CMC) can be reached via phone at 03-8922 6000 or through their email form.
Be careful and don’t panic when you receive such messages!