PF Alert: Members of the Provident Fund (PF) should be cautious of bogus calls from scammers. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has declared that it never requests personal information from its members. Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) members should be on the lookout for such con artists.

‘EPFO never asks its members any personal information. ‘Be on the lookout for scammers,’ EPFO said on Twitter. EPFO never requests for personal information such as Aadhaar, Permanent Account Number (PAN), Universal Account Number (UAN), or bank account from those who have EPF or PF accounts.


  • “EPFO never asks it’s members to share their personal details. Stay alert & beware of fraudsters,” EPFO tweeted.
  • Those who have EPF or PF accounts must know that EPFO never asks for personal details like Aadhaar, Permanent Account N​umber (PAN), the Universal Account Number or UAN, and bank account.
  • So, if anyone posing as EPFO official asks for such personal details over phone call or social media, EPF members must not share any information.
  • Apart from this, if scammers ask EPF members to deposit any amount in bank, the PF account holders must not do so, EPFO tweeted.
Mean-while, The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is also likely to credit the interest for FY21 before Diwali, according to the Livemint report. This will take place along with the hike in Dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) given to central government employees and pensioners.