KUALA LUMPUR: There are no agents or individuals appointed by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to help people with their claims.
Socso chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed (pic) said this is because the organisation offers the services for free.
He said Socso members who need help with their claims can just walk into the offices nationwide for assistance.
“We would like to remind the public again that we have never appointed any agents or representatives to help with Socso claims.
“Those who have engaged with such parties, please come forward and let us know so we can take action, ” said Dr Mohammed Azman in a press conference on Wednesday (July 8).
He said this following arrests by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) this week.
A family of three were arrested by the MACC on Monday (July 6) for allegedly being masterminds behind false claims amounting to RM1mil.
The husband, wife and daughter, aged between 35 and 67, were arrested by the Putrajaya MACC for allegedly making false Socso claims.
According to sources, the suspects are believed to have acted as agents for a syndicate to make false medical reports to make claims for permanent and temporary disabilities from Socso.
Sources said medical reports submitted by the applicants contained false information that allowed them to receive compensation from Socso.
Dr Mohammed Azman reminded the public not to fall for such syndicates, adding that some of these syndicates charge between RM15,000 to RM20,000, depending on the amount claimed.
The higher the claims, the higher the fees charged, he added.
Dr Mohammed Azman said Socso will not hesitate to take action against any fraudulent claims and will refer to authorities to bring the culprits to justice.
Photo and source from: thestar.com.my