Utility: PF account holders should be careful, do not share these credentials with anyone even by mistake!
Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has lakhs of account holders across the country. Every employee gets a portion of their salary in their account. All the funds deposited in the EPFO account belong to the account holder when that person retires. Also, you can use this money when you need it for a financial emergency like illness, a child's education, or marriage. In such a case, the amount held in each individual's EPFO account is treated as their lifetime capital accumulation. In this situation, it is important to remember a few things while using this account.
India is becoming more digital, and with this, the incidents of cybercrime are increasing rapidly. In today's time, this type of cyber criminals makes their victims by taking the personal information of people and emptying their accounts. Employees' Provident Fund Organization has informed lakhs of its account holders that this should not happen to you.
Employees' Provident Fund Organization tweeted about the issue from its official Twitter account alerting lakhs of its account holders that EPFO requests the personal information of subscribers including Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, UAN number, and bank account number but never OTP. does not request Never give your personal information to an unknown caller or message under such circumstances.
Report the fraud to the police:
It is often seen that people experience similar fraud situations when they change jobs. In this scenario, individuals steal Aadhaar, PAN, bank account, and other personal information from individuals on the pretext of updating EPFO information. After this, they use this information wrongly to empty the account of the account holder. Do not, under any circumstances, reveal your personal information to anyone on impulse. Additionally, if you are a victim of fraud, you should notify the police immediately.