Another fake ICA website phishing for personal details; police report filed

A fake website at evisasg.mom has been trying to obtain visa reference numbers and passport numbers from its visitors, said the ICA on Jan 25, 2018.
A fake website at evisasg.mom has been trying to obtain visa reference numbers and passport numbers from its visitors, said the ICA on Jan 25, 2018. PHOTO: ICA

SINGAPORE - The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has been hit by yet another fake website, in efforts to phish for visitors' data.

In a statement released on Thursday (Jan 25), ICA said a fake website at evisasg.mom has been trying to obtain visa reference numbers and passport numbers from its visitors.

While a police report has been made, the ICA advised members of the public to exercise caution to avoid falling prey to these fake websites.

"Members of the public are also advised to use only the official ICA website at www.ica.gov.sg for all informational and transactional needs concerning ICA matters," the statement added.

Access to the official ICA website remains unaffected and no data has been compromised, said the authority.

"ICA takes a serious view of such fake websites as they undermine public trust in our system and processes... We will work to bring down the website and will continue to monitor them," it added.

Last year, ICA warned of several fake websites attempting to phish for a user's personal details.