Scam message informing 2nd prize win: 'Sheng Siong doesn't send SMS notifications'

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Sheng Siong has informed Stomp that they do not send SMS notifications to their customers after people received SMS messages informing their win in an "August Draw".

Stomper Joe contributed a photo of the message.

He told Stomp: "Feels like a scam message. I don't remember buying anything from Sheng Siong in August."

Sheng Siong has also published a post about the incident on their Facebook page and website

The link opens up to a website that informs the message recipient they have been selected to have an opportunity to "win an Huawei P30".

Gramatically, it should have been 'a' instead of 'an'.

According to Sheng Siong's post, the recipient will win the prize on the second "Scratch & Win".

Upon selecting a colour for the phone, the "delivery process" begins and informs that the phone will arrive in five business days.

Credit card information is then requested "to make sure the participant is a real person".

In response to a Stomp query, a spokesman from Sheng Siong said:

"There have been SMS notifications informing public of their win in an “August Draw”. We have since reported to the police and relevant agencies.

"We would like to inform that Sheng Siong does not send out SMS notifications to our customers.

"Also, our lucky draw winners will never be asked for their credit card information or to fill up personal information via any links.

"Furthermore, the Sheng Siong Mid-Year Lucky Draw season has already ended on 3 August 2019. 

"We urge members of the public not to divulge your credit card details and/or transfer any payments when you encounter suspicious messages, and avoid circulating the scam message. 

"You are advised to only trust information shared on our official platforms. When in doubt, please seek clarification through the communication channels below.

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