SBS Transit, SIA among local brands warning of online scams trading on their names

One woman was asked to part with $2,000 after responding to a text message purportedly from transport company SBS Transit.
One woman was asked to part with $2,000 after responding to a text message purportedly from transport company SBS Transit.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - Well-known Singapore companies - including SBS Transit (SBST), Lazada and Singapore Airlines - are warning consumers to be on their guard against online scams which are using their brand names to try and dupe victims out of money.

Police reports have been made and The Straits Times understands that scammers have already claimed at least one victim, while other targets have had narrow escapes.

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