Phishing Scam

Phishing Scam

As of December 2022

7097

victims

Have fallen prey to scammers

S$16.5

million

Total amount lost to scammers

WHAT IS A PHISHING SCAM?

You receive a call, text or email soliciting personal information in order to claim a prize, secure your online accounts or to help investigate fraudulent transactions.

Fake websites are created to look identical to the official sites of organisations or banks, but with a slightly different web address. If you input your personal details, PINs or OTPs in these fake websites, your information and money are at risk of being stolen by criminals.

Look out for these scam signs

How to stay safe

Be careful when picking up numbers like this, especially if you are not expecting any overseas calls.
Do not disclose personal particulars, banking and credit card details to anyone without verification. Never share your OTPs with anyone.

No government agencies will ask you for your personal details or bank transfers over the phone or through robocalls (automated voice machines).
Hang up immediately if the caller cannot identify themselves properly. Always verify the authenticity of the information or request through official websites, apps, email or call the company's hotline.
Do not click on URLs in unsolicited emails and text messages.

Always type the organisation's official web address into your web browser to ensure that you are at the official website.

Access your account through the official company's website or app.
Do not share sensitive and personal information without verification. Never share confidential information such as OTPs or passwords with anyone.

If in doubt, speak to someone you trust to seek a second opinion.
If available, turn on the two-factor authentication (2FA) for your online accounts for an additional layer of security.
Turn on transaction alerts for your bank accounts and credit cards.

Phishing Scam: Real Stories

23 Feb 2024 | Phishing Scam

Beware of Phishing emails offering you refunds

Your February 2024 invoice (No. 916565110) was mistakenly paid twice, resulting in an overpayment of 187.49 SGD. Please request a refund by clicking the link below: https://singtel-invoic?-manag?r.com…...

22 Feb 2024 | Phishing Scam

Beware of phishing calls claiming to be from 'DBS'

I received a call from 81649806, claiming to be from DBS Bank, stating that multiple unauthorised transactions were made under my name. The automated response instructed me to press "0" to speak to a…...

14 Feb 2024 | Phishing Scam

[New Story] - HockYeam.Lim@infineon.com

This morning, I received two scam emails impersonating IRAS. Emails claimed to that IRAS would refund me SGD$236 and urging me to click a URL. It appeared authentic, nearly deceiving me. I wish to alert…...

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