Fake news 3: Phishing website

Fake news: Site imitates official ICA Web page to trick visitors

The fake website (above) looks like the official ICA site.
The fake website (above) looks like the official ICA site.PHOTO: IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) yesterday issued a warning about a fake website that tricks visitors into revealing their visa reference and passport numbers.

The website, www.singaporeonline-epass.com, looks just like the official ICA website.

Members of the public should exercise caution by checking the URL and web address, so as not to become a victim, the agency said.

Only the official ICA website, www.ica.gov.sg, should be used for any business involving ICA matters, the agency added.

ICA said: "We would like to assure everyone that access to the official ICA website remains unaffected, and no data has been compromised. ICA takes a serious view of such fake websites as they undermine public trust in our system and processes."


ICA added that a police report has been made, and it is working to have the website shut down.

In the meantime, the agency said it will continue to monitor it.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2017, with the headline 'Site imitates official ICA Web page to trick visitors'. Print Edition | Subscribe