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Burden shouldn't be on users to screen SMS links

Will it be asking too much of the public, especially the elderly, to screen links or QR codes? ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - An SMS sent many Singaporeans into a frenzy last Friday.

The text with the sender ID "CPFBOARD" carries the message: "Dear S****123A, your ElderShield policy will be/has been terminated. Log in to careshieldlife.gov.sg/notifications with your Singpass for more details."

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