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Spring Singapore warns firms on misleading websites featuring its schemes

Published on Jun 11, 2014 9:54 PM
 
A screengrab from www.singaporegrants.com. Enterprise agency Spring Singapore has warned of websites which give the impression that companies can apply for government grants through them. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB/SINGAPOREGRANTS.COM

Enterprise agency Spring Singapore Wednesday has warned of websites which give the impression that companies can apply for government grants through them.

For example, www.icvvoucher.com misleads small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by letting them believe that they can apply for the Innovation & Capability Voucher (ICV) through its website. A check of the website shows that it asks for information such as the company's name, registration number, and email displayed alongside information about the ICV.

Spring Singapore said that in recent weeks they have noted a number of such websites.

With another website, www.singaporegrants.com that also claims to offer the ICV, Spring Singapore noted that electronic direct mailers with its name as the email sender have been sent out to many SMEs. The website even featured Spring's logo and name. However, the logo and name has since been removed but the website has not been taken down.

 
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