Officials are urging federal employees to steer clear of a new third-party application that may be fishing for personal information about their Thrift Savings Plan government retirement accounts.
“A free iPhone App, TSP Funds, currently being offered through the Apple App store asks TSP participants for their account login information,” TSP said in a statement. “This app is not being offered through the TSP and the TSP does not recommend using this application to access your TSP account. Providing this information could result in a security risk to your account.”
The app was launched Feb. 19 and is available on iPhones and iPads, according to information in the app store. It has only one review complaining that the user could not switch between civilian and military accounts.
Government Executive’s app for iPhone and Android includes a TSP Ticker with up-to-date information on all TSP funds and does not ask for account information.