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An elderly woman found $80,000 missing from her bank account after entering her personal details on a fake version of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) website.
She first received a call from someone claiming to be a police officer who had informed her that her account was being used for money laundering purposes.
She was told to provide her personal information and was warned not to share details of the investigations with others.
The victim subsequently received a call from another person who directed her to a webpage resembling the SPF’s website. She was instructed to key in her bank account details and passwords while at the webpage.
She later realised that over $80,000 had been transferred out of her bank account without her knowledge and subsequently lodged a police report on Nov 14.
SPF pointed out that its official website (www.police.gov.sg) does not have the section highlighted in the image above on its e-services page.
The public is also advised to refrain from giving out personal details such as bank account usernames and password whether on websites or over the phone.
To seek scam-related advice, members of the public may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688.