Singapore Post recently posted on their Facebook page saying that there are aware that there have been more incidents of scammers impersonating them by spoofing messages and emails and sending them to unsuspecting victims.
In their post, they have also given some pointers on the modus operandi of such scammers and have also have said that Singapore Post will never ask their customers for their personal information and details through emails or messages.
They also educated readers on how to differentiate between official mails from them and which are the spoofed ones.
Lastly, they added that they are working closely with authorities to take down these phishing emails.
Here is their post
[SCAM ALERT] There has been an increase in SMS and email phishing scams disguised as delivery notification. These scams trick users into accessing fake websites to make payments or to provide sensitive personal information. If you receive a suspicious email, call or SMS claiming to be from us, put your #ScamAlert on high and check for these pointers:
- We will never ask for your personal and sensitive details such as your full name or banking details through SMS or emails.
- Do not make any payment through links in SMS. Payment to SingPost is done ONLY via the SingPost mobile app, SAM machines or at our post offices.
- All official SingPost emails are sent from an address that ends with @𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁.𝗰𝗼𝗺 and any other variation is likely a phishing email.
- The official SingPost website should always start with 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁.𝗰𝗼𝗺/ and fake websites tend to add numeric or punctuations to mimic this.
Do not click on any suspicious website address that may be sent through SMS or emails. Most importantly, keep vigilant and stay alert!
Rest assured that we are actively working with the authorities on taking down such phishing sites and messages.
Read more about how you can protect yourself from scams here
Image source: Singapore Post/Facebook