MAS issues warning on fraudulent e-mail, fake website

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has warned the public against fraudulent e-mails impersonating the authority in order to get recipients to divulge their bank account IDs and passwords.

Members of the public who receive these e-mails are advised not to click on the links or provide any personal information including login IDs and passwords, said the authority in a statement yesterday.

According to the MAS, the e-mails claim that banks in Singapore have come under attack by hackers, and contain a link to a fake MAS website.

Recipients are then asked to provide details of their bank accounts.

"MAS does not and will not ask bank customers to provide or verify their bank account information," said the authority.

If members of the public receive any unsolicited e-mail or letters purportedly from MAS requesting their bank account information, they should report it to the authority by e-mailing webmaster@mas.gov.sg

For more tips to guard against phishing activities, the public can go to the Government's MoneySense website at www.moneysense.gov.sg/

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2018, with the headline 'MAS issues warning on fraudulent e-mail, fake website'. Print Edition | Subscribe