The Bantuan Prihatin Nasional payment starts today, here's how to check your SMS is not a scam

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In line with the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) initiative, today will be the first phase which will last until 12 April 2020. With this, the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia (LHDN Malaysia) have taken the initiative to inform every Malaysian citizen about the official SMS messages they will receive during this week.

According to their official Facebook post, the SMS should only come from the number 62000 or 63833 only. So in other words, if you get any other numbers, the probability of the unknown number is a scam so do be careful. In addition to that, the official SMS message also said the payment will be credited into your account automatically and you can retrieve the cash in any ATM without any charging fee. In case if you get an SMS asking for your bank account and password, just ignore the scammer. Also, LHDN Malaysia will never call you. Ever. 

Posted by Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia on Sunday, 5 April 2020

To check if you are eligible for the BPN, you can visit the official link right here and enter your IC number to check if you have been approved or not. If you haven't registered, then you may refer to this webpage right here to read the step by step guide on you BPN registration. Also, the figure you will receive in your bank account should be no more or less as it has already been set by the government. You may refer to which group you belong below:

  • Group 1 - A total of RM1600 to the 3 million households who earn less than RM4000. RM1000 will be transferred in April 2020 and RM600 in May 2020.
  • Group 2 - A total of RM1000 to the 1.1 million households who earn between RM4000 - RM8000. RM500 will be transferred in April 2020 and RM500 in May 2020.
  • Group 3 - A total of RM800 to the 3 million single individuals who are 21 years old and above earning less than RM2000. RM500 will be transferred in April 2020 and RM300 in May 2020.
  • Group 4 - A total of RM500 to the 400,000 single individuals who are 21 years old and above who earn between RM2000 - RM4000. RM250 will be transferred in April 2020 and RM250 in May 2020.

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