follow site JAKARTA, 3 June (JDN.id) – Indonesia’s social security agency for workers, known as BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, warned the public over short-text messaging fraud that abuses the agency’s name.
Irvansyah Utoh Banja, a deputy to director for public affairs and external affairs at the agency said there have been a number of fraud cases with modus operandi to abuse various programs run by government agencies or ministries.
go He said there have been many reports of an SMS from private numbers that inform receivers that they are chosen to get a surprising amount of financial help from BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.
“We received many questions from the public and our insurance members questioning the validity of those SMS. We have explained that there is an indication that it [the fraud SMS] may fall into criminal act,” Banja said in a statement on Monday.
Banja said the agency always distribute information about its program, be it in the form of public services, promotions or cooperations with other parties through its official website https://www.bpjsketenagakerjaan.go.id/.
Should there is any confusion or the public needs to clarify on various information related to the agency’s program, they can also visit its branch offices, social media or call its call center on 1500910. The agency is also working with legal enforcers, and related ministries to monitor and block any websites indicated to have committed frauds.
“We call the public to remain cautious. Don’t easily get tricked by all offers made in the name of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, especially when there is an offer that lead members [of the insurance agency] to pay a certain amount of money to the sender. We can confirm that must be a fraud,” Banja said.