Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore warns of 'Iras Reward' e-mail scam

Beware of e-mails with the subject title 'Iras Reward' as they are part of a circulating scam, warned the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Beware of e-mails with the subject title 'Iras Reward' as they are part of a circulating scam, warned the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Beware of e-mails with the subject title 'Iras Reward' as they are part of a circulating scam, warned the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras).

In an advisory released on Tuesday, Iras noted that the e-mails ask recipients to click on an attached link to fill in a form on a website to claim cash rewards, and that both the e-mail and the websites are fake.

Iras made a police report on Tuesday morning and is investigating the source of the scam after receiving feedback this week from about 10 people reporting that they had received such e-mails.

Members of the public are advised not respond to the e-mail, click on its hyperlink or provide personal information. The authority also urged those who receive suspicious e-mails, letters, SMSes or phone calls claiming to be from Iras to immediately e-mail iras@iras.gov.sg or call 1800 356 8225 to verify its authenticity.