A Singapore Uncensored reader recently sent us images of how he was targeted for a scam by scammers trying to impersonate SingPost and wants to alert people through us from becoming victims of these scams.
He reveals that he received a message from this particular ‘SingPost’ which informed him that his parcel is on hold due to the shipping address being invalid, and a link was sent to him to ask him to change his shipping details to confirm his delivery.
The scammer also took the effort to add a link to a PDF file of his ‘tax invoice’ inside the message but stupidly named the invoice as INV-0001.
Inside the PDF file, the scammers also tried to make the invoice look as real by asking the netizen to pay $1.75 to be able to receive his parcel by the next working day which according to the netizen would have fooled many unsuspecting victims.
The netizen also clicked on the link to change his shipping address to see what kind of information that the scammers were trying to get hold off and he was immediately let to a page where he had to put in his personal information such as his phone number, shipping address, name on his card, card number, expiry date and the card’s CVC.
Online platform to check on scams
In the event where messages like these are received, it is always good to assess and check out if the messages are real or if they are spoofed by scammers.
The Singapore Government has tools online for people to check if there are any similar modus operandi from the scammers reported before and even have an Anti Scam Helpine.
The Anti Scam Helpline can be reached at 1800-722-6688 from Mondays to Fridays excluding Public Holidays from 9am to 5pm.
You may also go to the Scam Alert website to find out more.
Image source: SG Uncensored Reader