AVA warns of phishing e-mail with poor English and dodgy link

The bogus email also asked readers to reply to it if they wanted to cancel their dog licence.
The bogus email also asked readers to reply to it if they wanted to cancel their dog licence. PHOTO: AVA

SINGAPORE- The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Thursday warned the public of a phishing e-mail signed off in its name.

In its statement, AVA said that the phishing email, disguised as an email from AVA, was sent from ava.gov.sg@techemail.com.

A sample of the e-mail provided by AVA read: "We will be temporarily migrating our servers over to Asia.com as part our enhancement in systems and constantly upgrading them whilst keeping in mind the vision set about by the government in the roadmap for the future of Singapore and the civil service of which AVA remains an integral part of."

The bogus email also asked readers to reply to it if they wanted to cancel their dog licence.

AVA advised the public to ignore the e-mail, and warned that clicking on the link in the email or replying to it might give the sender access to the reader's email address and details.