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Advisory on Fraudulent Activities

18 June 2019

On 18 June 2019, three members of the public informed MFA that they have received suspicious calls from a person claiming to be from MFA, and asking them to log on to a certain website to make monetary transfers. The phone number displayed on the receivers’ phones is that of the MFA Main Line - 6379 8000. The members of the public were unable to recall details of the said website.

 

This is a scam. Scammers are able to use spoofing technology to mask the actual phone number to display MFA’s number.

 

Members of the public should take the following precautionary measures when they receive unsolicited calls:

  • Do not send money to the caller. MFA officers will not make calls to ask for fund transfers.
  • Do not provide personal information such as your name, identification number, passport information, bank account or credit card details to suspicious or unknown parties.
  • If you receive suspicious calls claiming to be from MFA, hang up, wait a few minutes, then call MFA at 6379 8000 to verify its authenticity.

 

If you have information on such scams, please call the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit a report online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. For more information on scams, members of the public can visit scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam Hotline at 1800-722-6688.

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