Police warn public about scam e-mails claiming recipient is under investigation for financial fraud

The police advise anyone receiving scam e-mails to ignore them, not try to click or open any attachments, and to report the case immediately.. -- TNP FILE PHOTO
The police advise anyone receiving scam e-mails to ignore them, not try to click or open any attachments, and to report the case immediately.. -- TNP FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - The police have warned against scam e-mails purportedly from its Commercial Affairs Department (CAD), which claim that the recipient is being investigated for financial fraud.

In a statement on Friday, it said that the e-mails are sent from the address SPF_CAD@cad.gov.sg and are signed off with the name of an officer from the CAD.

The scam e-mails state that the recipient has been charged over financial fraud and that the CAD has launched an enquiry into the matter. Recipients are directed to respond within 48 hours.

The police advise anyone receiving such e-mails to ignore them, not try to click or open any attachments, and to report the case immediately. It also said not to remit or transfer money, and not to give particulars or bank account details over the Internet to strangers.