After the announcement of special Employee Provident Fund (EPF) RM10,000 withdrawal scheme, scammers are already on the prowl for potential victims.
EPF warned members of the public to beware of ads claiming to provide links for users to apply for the special withdrawal scheme. It added that no third party has been appointed to manage the application of special withdrawals.
The message included a screenshot of a user’s post on Twitter sharing a link to a fake website, which users are encouraged to click on if they are looking for the website to apply for the special withdrawal.
On March 16, EPF announced yesterday that members can start applying for the special withdrawal scheme from April 1 to 30, with payment starting on April 20. However, it has not provided details on the application method.
Scammers had previously targeted applicants for other EPF withdrawal schemes. In 2020, EPF warned members of the public to beware of fake i-Sinar mobile apps where unsuspecting users were duped into providing personal details to check the status of their application.