Anything that involves money can have a potential risk. That’s because scammers are always ready to find the possibility to try to deceive the residents. Therefore, every day, receipts become less secure.
This used to happen with withdrawals from the Separation Compensation Fund (FGTS). First, the criminals devised a way to implement the scams using the name Extraordinary Loot. Now, the same thing happens with memory loot.
Anniversary cheat loot
After creating the scams that included an extraordinary loot of R$1,000 from FGTS, criminals are now using FGTS to gain access to workers’ accounts, request loans and withdraw available funds.
This type of crime has been around for quite some time, however, recently, the person in charge of the payments has registered more complaints about the method of theft.
Thus, Caixa Econômica Federal has not yet reported the actual number of customers who went to the bank to file complaints about improper withdrawal of funds.
But, according to the Foundation, all information on possible suspicions of fraud is considered confidential. In addition, the process is passed exclusively to be investigated and analyzed by the Federal Police.
If the client becomes aware of the situation only too late, he can request the objection in person at one of the company’s agencies. For this it is necessary to bring a CPF as well as an identity document.
How does the scam work?
Fraudsters can access the victim’s FGTS information and then request that the Christmas loot be withdrawn. Even in the case of people who do not have a registration, they can create it using their email or mobile phone number.
Thus, in addition to being able to withdraw the available amounts, it also seeks to apply for loans. This way, in addition to the damage, the person can still have problems requesting termination in the event of dismissal.
Given the situation, it is important to surround yourself on all sides to avoid falling for a scam. For this, it is important to pay attention to some tips to protect yourself.
Caixa Econômica does not call, send SMS or messages on WhatsApp, so if a person receives something suspicious through these means, it is a scam. Therefore, send the notice to the company’s e-mail at [email protected].
Try to use only the official channels of the bank to get information about the FGTS, this includes the fact that the password and other information on other websites or applications are not communicated.
Be wary of opportunities for this. Also, keep your antivirus software always up to date on your computer and smartphones. For more information about security, visit the company’s website at http://www.caixa.gov.br/seguranca.
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