In view of the increasing cases of cybercrime, SBI, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank as well as the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) have now issued an alert. The EPFO has warned via tweet to avoid sharing personal information over phone or social media. Only a small mistake can cause your account to be empty. At the same time, BSE and NSE have alerted investors to unsolicited messages sent in connection with various listed companies.
Significantly, due to Corona, the employment of millions of people was lost in the same way, but cyber thugs are not deterring them from making a dent in their hard-earned money. The incidence of cybercrime is increasing rapidly in this era of corona epidemic. Cyber thugs are trying to cheat people in new ways every day. In this case, a small mistake can rob your hard-earned money.
The EPFO has said through a tweet that you can also complain directly to the toll free number of EPFO. The toll free number of EPFO is 1800118005, which is open 24 hours every day of the week. Do not share personal information related to UN number, PAN card number, Aadhaar number, bank account number on social media or phone. The organization does not ask anyone for their personal information like this.
BSE-NSE alerted against unsolicited messages
The country’s major stock markets BSE and NSE have alerted investors to unsolicited messages sent in connection with various listed companies. A stock market official said that the move has been taken after some such listed companies broadcast such messages via SMS and WhatsApp.
The two stock exchanges said in a similar circular late on Thursday, “In recent times, the stock market has received many emails citing unsolicited messages circulating in the context of various listed companies.” The stock markets said that they were ascertaining the veracity or reality of such emails and investors should be cautious of them.