Beware of contest scam organised by 'Changi Airport' or 'SIA'

Beware of contest scam organised by 'Changi Airport' or 'SIA'

SINGAPORE - The police have issued an advisory warning members of the public of a contest scam involving 'Changi Airport' or 'Singapore Airlines' (SIA).

According to the police, scammers would call victims to inform them that they had won return air tickets to Japan or Paris in a contest apparently organised by Changi Airport or SIA.

Callers would then ask victims for their personal information, such as passport details, to "process the winnings".

Changi Airport Group (CAG) had clarified that such calls are not authentic.

Winners of contests organised by CAG will be notified via telephone and email, followed by an official letter sent for their acknowledgement. When in doubt, the public can call Changi Airport's Customer Hotline at 6595 6868 for verification.

The police have asked the public to be wary of such phone calls requesting for personal information. "Do not disclose your personal particulars such as name, NRIC number, passport number, residential address and contact details to unknown individuals as they may be used for criminal acts," said the police in a statement on Friday.

Member of the public may lodge a report via the Electronic Police Centre (ePC) at http://www.spf.gov.sg/epc/ or at any neighbourhood police post if they receive calls of such nature, or dial '999' for urgent police assistance.

Those with information relating to the above crime may contact the police at 1800-255 0000 or dial '999'.

maryanns@sph.com.sg

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