Fake police website phishes for credit card details and internet banking credentials

The police would like to alert the public to a fake Singapore Police Force (SPF) website that is phishing for credit card details and internet banking credentials.

A similar incident was previously reported earlier this year in January.

Scammers would call victims and inform them that they are holders of bank accounts with large amounts of money and are suspected of being involved in criminal activities such as money laundering.

The victims are then given a link to a website that resembles the SPF website. 

The victims would be asked to provide confidential information such as credit card details and internet banking credentials on the fake SPF website, purportedly for investigation purposes.

Such websites are actually phishing sites in disguise, designed to extract useful personal information and banking details from unsuspecting victims, resulting in extensive monetary losses.

Screenshots in the gallery show the fake “E-Services” pages where these illicit phishing activities were perpetrated. 

The police would like to clarify that the official SPF website is www.police.gov.sg.

Members of the public are advised to take the following precautions when they receive unsolicited calls, especially from unknown parties:

  • Ignore the calls: Calls that appear to be from a local number may not actually be made from Singapore. If you receive a suspicious call from a local number, hang up, wait a while, then call the number back to check the validity of the request.
  • Ignore instructions to remit or transfer money: No government agency will request for personal details or transfer of money over the phone or through automated voice machines, especially to a third party’s bank account. 
  • Refrain from giving out personal information and bank details, whether on the website or to callers over the phone.

If you have information related to such crimes or if you are in doubt, please call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. Please dial ‘999’ if you require urgent police assistance.  

To seek scam-related advice, you may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 or go to www.scamalert.sg. Join the ‘let’s fight scams’ campaign at www.scamalert.sg/fight by signing up as an advocate to receive up-to-date messages and share them with your family and friends.

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