SINGAPORE – The Singapore Police on Friday (June 2) warned about a yet another fake website resembling the Singapore Police Force (SPF) website.
According to the SPF, the victims would receive calls claiming that they had “excessively large amounts of money” in their bank accounts and as a result, were suspected of being involved in criminal activities.
These victims would then be directed to a website resembling the SPF website, where they would be required to enter their personal information – such as a credit card details or internet banking credentials – purportedly for “investigation purposes”.
The police advised the public to ignore instructions to remit or transfer money in such instances, as no government agency would make such a request, and refrain from giving out personal information and bank account details, whether on a website or over the phone.
(Above: An example of a phishing site disguised to look like the official SPF site. The E-Services section shows two additional options which do not appear on the official site: Arrest warrant and Bank Encryption. Photo: SPF)
(Above: An example of the official SPF site. The E-Services section does not contain the Arrest warrant and Bank Encryption options. Photo: SPF)
The police also clarified that their official website address is www.police.gov.sg.
If in doubt, members of the public are encouraged to call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000.
Members of the public who require scam-related advice may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 or go to the Scam Alert website https://www.scamalert.sg.