Be careful of fake ICA website that's phishing for your passport number

Be careful of fake ICA website that's phishing for your passport number
Screenshot of a fake ICA website.
PHOTO: Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

Those of you who are accessing the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website, do keep your eyes peeled.

A fake ICA website with the address www.singaporeonline-epass.com has been flagged for phishing visitors' visa reference numbers and passport numbers.

ICA advises the public to exercise caution by checking on the URL and web address to avoid falling prey to such fake websites. The official ICA website URL is www.ica.gov.sg and should be used for all informational and transactional needs concerning ICA matters.

The fake webpage looks identical to ICA's official website and can easily be mistaken for the real deal. Here's how to spot the fake website:

 

ICA said their official website remains unaffected and no data has been compromised. A police report has been made and ICA said that they are working on taking down the fake website. 

A last check at 12.30pm shows that the fake website is still online.

klim@sph.com.sg

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