$62,000 lost in fake Singtel e-mail phishing scams, 22 police reports lodged

From The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao dated 17 Feb 2021

There is a fake Singtel website defrauding money, and the police urge people to be careful.

The Singapore Police Force issued a statement tonight (February 17) saying, some victims received emails from fake SingTel companies stating that they had won cash prizes or were eligible for cash rebates or gifts. The victim needs to click on the link in the email to go to the fake Singtel website to provide bank information and one-time password. The victims later discovered that there were unauthorized transactions in their bank accounts.

The three website links posing as Singtel are:

http://sgsingtel.net/sin/cc1.php

https://sgsingtel.net/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

https://sgsingtel.net/sing

$62,000 lost in fake Singtel e-mail phishing scams, 22 police reports lodged

The police noted that scams like this involving companies other than banks have been on the rise.

“The number of non-banking related phishing scams increased by 1,214 per cent to 644 in 2020, from 49 in 2019. The total amount cheated increased to at least $981,000 in 2020, from at least $72,000 in 2019,” they said.

There are tried and true safeguard against such scams:

– Be wary of URL links provided in unsolicited adverts and text messages, especially those related to deals that seem too good to be true;

– Always verify the authenticity of the information with the official website or sources;

– Never disclose your personal or Internet banking details and OTP to anyone; and

– Report any fraudulent transaction involving your e-payment accounts to the e-payment service provider immediately.

Anyone with information related to these scams can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or go to the Singapore Police Force’s website. or call the Anti-Scam hotline at 1800-722-6688.

冒充前警察总监 骗子称招募50警员

联合早报发布 / 2021年2月19日 11:09 AM

应用Telegram上近日出现新骗术,骗子冒充前警察总监黄裕喜(Ng Joo Hee)。

骗子的Telegram账户向公众发送消息,谎称新加坡警察部队正招募50人加入,有兴趣者可通过WhatsApp平台,向一个电话号码发送消息登记意愿。该帐户使用个人资料图片和吴先生的姓名。

警方在(2月19日)发文告澄清,这些消息并非由新加坡警察部队或警员发送。

警方强调,这些短信并非来自SPF或由警务人员发送。建议收到此类短信的公众采取以下预防犯罪的措施:
-忽略说明。不要与骗子接触;和
-切勿向任何人透露您的个人或银行详细信息以及一次性密码(OTP)。

公众可拨打1800-255-0000或上网www.police.gov.sg/iwitness提供这类骗案的线索,也可以上www.scamalert.sg或拨打反诈骗热线1800-722-6688了解防范骗案的更多资讯,还可以上网www.scamalert.sg/fight报名成为防范诈骗倡导者,获取最新的反诈骗资讯并与亲友们分享。

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