Beware of Job scams

Anonymous | 05 Jul 2024

Job Scam
My SingPass app was compromised after I contacted a Facebook user about a work-from-home job posted on the "Part Time Singapore Jobs" page on Facebook. Person 1 mentioned he was on medical leave and directed me to contact his colleague, who interacted with me throughout the process. This colleague claimed that I needed to change my email address and contact number in my SingPass app for him to create an account for me to start the job. I complied, as the WhatsApp profile picture and name matched those of my primary school classmate, with whom I had lost contact.

Afterwards, I found the situation suspicious and contacted SingPass to report it. They guided me to check my MyInfo transactions, and I discovered that my details had been used to create accounts with several banks and a phone line with MyRepublic Group Limited. I contacted all the banks and took the necessary steps, including filing a police report. However, I have been unable to contact MyRepublic Group Limited to report the incident and cancel the line signed up by the scammer.