47-Year-Old Man Loses 1.23 Lakh To Cyber ​​Fraud While Trying To Check PF Balance; here is how to check it correctly

A 47 year old man lost Rs. 1.23 lakh for cyber fraud when trying to check your PF balance. Check the details here.

How can I check the balance of the Provident Fund (PF)? There are several ways EPFO ​​members can check their PF balance. PF balance can be checked by visiting EPFO ​​official website, Umang app, SMS service, etc. However, you should be careful when checking your PF balance via SMS or a missed call, as you need to be sure of the number you are typing. According to a recent update, a 47-year-old man was tricked into losing Rs. 1.23 lakhs. Check the details here.

The man works as an account officer in a private company and was browsing the internet looking for the EPFO ​​helpline number to check his PF balance when he came across a fraudulent helpline number. According to a report from Free Press Journal, the fraudulent number stated on the internet as the helpline number under the guise of helping you lured you into downloading a remote access application and robbed you of Rs. 1.23 lakh in 14 different transactions.

According to the report, the man was trying to open the EPFO ​​website on his phone, but it would not load. After which he surfed the internet on the PF customer support number. The helpline official, under the guise of helping him, asked her to download a remote access application on his phone. The man also shared a 9-digit code with the fraud officer. The scammer then asked the man to log into his electronic payment gateway system to make an initial payment to complete the PF balance verification process, police said. The man followed the instructions and ended up losing Rs. 1.23 lakh in 14 transactions.

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Therefore, all EPFO ​​members are advised not to contact the numbers provided on the internet and provide the person with some of the crucial details. Also, use the details provided on the official EPFO ​​website. Here are the ways you can check your PF balance:

How to check the PF balance through the EPFO ​​portal

You will need to visit the official EPFO ​​website or click on the link: www.epfindia.gov.in. Then select the ‘Our Services’ tab and click on ‘For Employees’. Click on ‘Membership Book’ and enter your UAN and password. Once you do, you will be able to see your passbook. It should be noted that people who have worked in more than one organization will have different member IDs to choose from.

How to check PF balance through Umang app

To check PF balance via Umang app, you will first need to download the app and then login by entering your UAN and OTP (One Time Password) to check PF account balance.

How to check the balance of PF through the SMS service

You can check your PF balance by sending a text message (SMS) to 7738299899 typing ‘EPFOHO UAN ENG’ using your mobile number registered with the UAN (Universal Account Number). It should be noted that the last three digits of the message represent the language in which you wish to receive the message. This service is provided in nine languages ​​including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu and Malayalam.

How to check the balance of PF through a missed call

Registered users can make a missed call to 011-22901406 from their UAN registered mobile number, after which they will receive an SMS with the details of the PF account balance.

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