By Ernie Reyes
MANILA — Re-electionist Senator Richard J. Gordon today warned Social Security System (SSS) members and their employers to take extra precautions against scammers amid the recent rise in the number of fraudulent incidents, especially during the pandemic.
Gordon, who chairs the Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, urged SSS members and their employers alike not to disclose sensitive information with others.
“We call on SSS members and employers not to divulge personal information such as their social security number, date of birth, and the like to people claiming as SSS employees,” he said.
“Gagamitin lang ng mga kawatan na ito ang inyong impormasyon upang makapanloko at nakawin ang inyong pinaghirapang pera. Gusto niyo ba pagsapit ng araw wala kayong pension,” he added.
It may be recalled that numerous incidents of fraud and theft from bank account shareholders were reported last December, many of which were lured from a fraudulent e-mail that looked legitimate in a process also known as ‘phishing.’” (ai/mtvn)