Beware of i-Sinar scammers

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money i-Sinar scam scammers Contributors of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) making an online application of the i-Sinar withdrawal from Account 1 at the EPF’s Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 21 DECEMBER 2020
Contributors of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) making an online application of the i-Sinar withdrawal from Account 1 at the EPF’s Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 21 DECEMBER 2020

KUALA LUMPUR – Scammers are prowling around, selling the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) i-Sinar programme to lure victims into surrendering their hard-earned money.

According to a report by Sinchew Daily, many people are receiving Short Message Service (SMS) texts which alleged that their bank accounts have been frozen by the banks while dealing with i-Sinar application.

The scam syndicate also requested its victims to contact a number to avoid their accounts from being froze by the banks.

Besides the SMS frauds, many investment schemes also emerged in the market and it is feared that they have ulterior motives.

Therefore, the police urged the public to be careful and not invest in dubious investment schemes.

The Bukit Aman Director of Commercial Crime Investigation Department, Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob said that the public need to be vigilant and cautious with the people who are eyeing for their hard-earned money.

“The EPF money would be able to help those in need but the police would like to advise everyone not to make a withdrawal unless they truly need the money,” he told Sinchew Daily.

He also reminded the people that they should not withdraw money from i-Sinar to invest in dubious schemes.

“It is very risky to invest their savings into unknown schemes,” he emphasized.

Zainuddin also advised the people not to request for withdrawal through middlemen but the owner of the account needs to visit the EPF.

“Although the police have yet to receive any complaints, we suspect that scammers are looming.

“Therefore, the police request everyone to be vigilant,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette

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