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CNB & SINGAPORE POLY WARNS OF ANTI-DRUG PHOTO CONTEST SCAM

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Singapore Polytechnic (SP) shared today (3 Feb) about an ongoing email that has been circulating around regarding an Anti-Drug photo contest.

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They mentioned that the email, which had already been received by many members of the public is not by any of them and were also not sent out on their behalf.

The public is advised not to open the email or click on any of the links related to the email and also not to reply to the email.

Purported scam email

In the picture of the scam email, the contents can be seen asking unsuspecting members to review all given information and to contact the sender if there are any questions and there was a link provided which has been censored off.

It then carries on to tell the recipient to send a photo of what the slogan “Life Does Not Rewind, Say ‘No’ to Drugs” means to the recipient and they will get to win attractive prizes.

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There are also links provided for the recipient to participate and find out more about the purported ‘contest’.

The links have all be censored off as they are phishing links.

CNB, Singapore Polytechnic warn over fake anti-drug abuse contest after public gets scam email

CNB’s official sites

The CNB shared their official social media sites and said that only these sites are owned by them and they include:

Facebook: facebook.com/CNB.DrugFreeSG
Instagram: @cnb.drugfreesg
Official website: https://www.cnb.gov.sg
Email addresses: Ending with “@cnb.gov.sg”

Singapore Polytechnic’s official sites

SP also shared their official social media sites and said that only these sites are owned by them and they include:

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Facebook: facebook.com/singaporepolytechnic
Instagram: @singaporepoly
Tiktok: @singaporepoly
Official website: https://www.sp.edu.sg
Email addresses: Ending with “@sp.edu.sg”

CNB added that the public is also advised to verify and check with the official sources such as the organisations themselves when such emails are received before proceeding to interact or reply to any of such of these emails.

If there is any doubt, the public can contact CNB at their official channel at www.cnb.gov.sg/contact-us or SP at [email protected].

CNB ended of their post by thanking everyone for their continuous support in their DrugFreeSG campaign and to stay alert against such phishing scams involving emails, text messages or even any other sources.

Here is a screengrab of CNB’s statement

Image source: Central Narcotics Bureau/Facebook

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