MAS warns public against fraudulent e-mails and fake website

The e-mails claim that banks in Singapore have come under attack by hackers, and contain a link to a fake Monetary Authority of Singapore website.
The e-mails claim that banks in Singapore have come under attack by hackers, and contain a link to a fake Monetary Authority of Singapore website.PHOTO: MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
The e-mails claim that banks in Singapore have come under attack by hackers, and contain a link to a fake Monetary Authority of Singapore website.
The e-mails claim that banks in Singapore have come under attack by hackers, and contain a link to a fake Monetary Authority of Singapore website.PHOTO: MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
Recipients of the fraudulent e-mails are also asked to provide details of their bank accounts.
Recipients of the fraudulent e-mails are also asked to provide details of their bank accounts.PHOTO: MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
Recipients of the fraudulent e-mails are also asked to provide details of their bank accounts.
Recipients of the fraudulent e-mails are also asked to provide details of their bank accounts.PHOTO: MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore has warned the public against fraudulent e-mails impersonating the authority 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 on Thursday (May 24).

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-mails or letters purportedly from MAS requesting for bank account information, they should report it to the authority at webmaster@mas.gov.sg

For more tips to guard against phishing activities, the public can refer to the Government's MoneySense website.