Phishing Scams Involving Fake Advertising Campaigns and Lucky Draw From Banks

| 20 Oct 2020

Phishing Scams Involving Fake Advertising Campaigns and Lucky Draw From Banks

We would like to alert members of the public of a new variant of phishing scam involving fake advertisement campaigns and lucky draws from banks.

In this variant, victims would either receive a message via WhatsApp purportedly sent from a local bank, or they would come across a fake advertisement on Facebook from a bank to participate in lucky draws or certain promotions to win attractive prizes. After clicking on the URL link embedded in the text messages or fake advertisements, victims would be redirected to a fake bank website where they are required to provide their internet banking details and OneTime Passwords (OTPs). Most of the victims only realised that they have been scammed when they discovered that unauthorised transactions have been made from their bank accounts. Scammers may also modify such sites from time to time in order to target customers from different banks and payment service providers.

Members of the public are advised to adopt these crime prevention measures:

- Do not click on URL links in unsolicited advertisements and text messages, especially those related to lucky draws or contests;

- 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

- Report any fraudulent transaction involving your bank accounts or any fraudulent credit/debit card charges to your bank and cancel your card immediately.

If you wish to provide any information related to such scams, please call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at For urgent Police assistance, please dial ‘999’.

To seek scam-related advice, you may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800- 722-6688 or go to

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Together, we can help stop scams and prevent our loved ones from becoming the next victim of scam!

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