Police warn public of e-mail impersonation scam
Published on Mar 20, 2014 9:34 PM
If you get an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org, it is the work of scammers and not the Singapore Police Force.
In a news release on Thursday, the police said it is aware that fraudulent e-mail has been sent from that address, claiming recipients had won a $200,000 package from an airline company. E-mails were signed off with the name of a senior police officer.
Recipients were also asked to contact staff at a local bank and to provide personal details before their winnings could be transferred to them.
Police advise anyone receiving such e-mails not to remit or transfer any money, or give out particulars or bank account details. They should instead call the police immediately on their hotline at 1800-2550000 or 999 to report the case.