Online scams exploiting big brand names

Local firms like SBS Transit, Lazada and SIA warning customers to be on their guard

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

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 for money.

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

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2019, with the headline 'Online scams exploiting big brand names'. Subscribe