NTUC warns of phishing email about "cash payouts of 3000USD" for income relief scheme

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An email claiming to be from NTUC Singapore and asking recipients to confirm their eligibility for the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (Sirs) is fake.

The email, which had "NTUC: SIRS Eligibility and how to apply" in the subject line, told recipients to "check the criteria attached" and claimed that "eligible persons will receive three quarterly cash payouts of 3000USD from the scheme".

However, it is in fact a phishing email requesting for personal information.

NTUC has since clarified that the email is not genuine and not sent by them.

"DO NOT OPEN the email or click on the attachment if you receive it," said NTUC in a Facebook post on Monday (Apr 20).

NTUC also advised that members of public who received the fake email should:

  • Be vigilant. NTUC will not request for your personal and confidential information through such emails.

  • In such situations, you should disregard the email:

  • Do not click on the emails and/or download the attachments.

  • Do not provide personal information like name, identification number, passport, bank account or credit card details.

NTUC added: "We take such incidents seriously, as they undermine public trust in NTUC. Investigations are ongoing and a police report has been made.

"If you have information related to such incidents, please call the police hotline at 1800 255 0000 or dial 999 for urgent police assistance."

For more information about Sirs, check out NTUC's website.