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Scam alert: Police warn of phishing SMS that involves fake Singpass website

SINGAPORE — The police are warning the public of a new phishing SMS scam that has emerged which links recipients to a fake Singpass website.  

A screenshot of the phishing SMS leading to a fake Singpass website.

A screenshot of the phishing SMS leading to a fake Singpass website.

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SINGAPORE — The police are warning the public of a new phishing SMS scam that has emerged which links recipients to a fake Singpass website.  

In an advisory issued on Friday (March 18), the police said that the SMS is usually sent by an unknown sender such as “73333” and the message informs the recipient that his Singpass account has expired.

The recipient is then prompted to click on a link to reactivate his account.

The phishing link leads the recipient to a fake website requesting him to enter his Singpass login identification, password and 2FA1 details.

The fake website appeared visually similar to the official Singpass login webpage but had an illegitimate URL with multiple broken image links on the page, said the police. 

A screenshot of fake Singpass Website.

The fake website has now been blocked, they added.

Members of the public are reminded to remain vigilant about such scams and not to click on unverified links from unknown senders.

“Singpass does not send SMS with hyperlinks,” added the police.

Members of the public should also always check the website domain to ensure its authenticity before entering their Singpass details.

Those with doubts over the authenticity of such messages should call the relevant government agencies through their official hotlines or contact the Singpass helpdesk at 6335-3533, said the police. 

Individuals who suspect that their Singpass details have been compromised should reset their Singpass password at go.gov.sg/reset-sp-pw.

They should also check their Singpass transaction history for any suspicious activities and lodge a police report or submit details of the incident online via www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

Anyone with information about such crimes may contact the police at 1800-255-0000 or at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

Members of the public may also visit www.scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam Hotline at 1800-722-6688 for more information on scams.

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