Scam alert: Police warn against airport contest fraudsters

Police warn public not to give personal info to fraudsters who call victims to say they won air tickets in Changi Airport contest. -- ST POSED PHOTO: JAMIE KOH 
Police warn public not to give personal info to fraudsters who call victims to say they won air tickets in Changi Airport contest. -- ST POSED PHOTO: JAMIE KOH 

If you recived a call informing you that you have won return air tickets to Japan in a contest organised by Changi Airport last year, don't be duped into giving your personal information such as passports details and mailing address to the caller to claim the "prize".

The police said in a statement on Saturday that Changi Airport Group (CAG) has clarified that those calls are "not authentic".

"For contests organised by CAG, winners will be notified via telephone and email, followed by an official letter sent to them for their acknowledgement," said the police. "When in doubt, members of the public can call Changi Airport's customer hotline at 6595 6868 to verify."

Members of public are also reminded to be wary of such phone calls and adopt the following crime prevention measures: Do not disclose your personal particulars such as name, NRIC number, residential address and contact details to unknown individuals; and lodge a police report via the Electronic Police Centre (ePC) at http://www.spf.gov.sg/epc/ or at any Neighbourhood Police Centre/Post if you receive any call of such nature, or dial '999' for urgent police assistance.