ICA advises public not to be deceived by GST scam e-mail from sender "Chen Ping"

SINGAPORE - The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) issued an advisory on Friday (April 1) to warn the public about an e-mail scam.

Some members of the public received an e-mail from a person known as "Chen Ping" who claims to be an ICA duty officer and used the e-mail ping.chen@ica.sg

In the e-mail, the scammer asks that the recipient make payment for Goods and Services Tax (GST) to redeem their postal articles detained by the ICA.

A spokesman for ICA said: "The ICA does not issue tax invoices requesting for GST payment. A police report has been made.

"Members of the public who received such an e-mail scam may also wish to make a police report."

For more information on dutiable goods, go to www.customs.gov.sg