The public has been cautioned by the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) to be on the lookout for scammers that requesting personal financial information from its members in order to access their money.
The GIPF announced in a news statement on Monday that the objective is to collect members’ personal information in order to access their money.
It is said that scammers come in many shapes and sizes; the caller may ask for your financial information or ID number while pretending to be a GIPF employee. Some would pose as employees of one of the commercial banks, while others might claim to be GIPF’s “agents,” according to the statement.
GIPF general management, marketing and stakeholders, Edwin Tjirama stated that the fund does not coerce its members to make payments and that it never calls members to ask for personal information. As it will always ask for tangible documents from its members if necessary, the GIPF encouraged its members not to share their GIPF information with anyone who contacts them.
The message further advised members to call the GIPF headquarters for confirmation if they receive a call purporting to be from the fund and to never give out their One-Time-PIN (OTP) to anyone when transacting or utilizing services like Ewallet, Blue Wallet, or Easy Wallet.