ICA warns of fake website phishing for user details

ICA warns of fake website phishing for user details
The fake ICA website.
PHOTO: ICA

SINGAPORE - Beware of a fake Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website that is phishing for visitors' visa reference numbers and passport numbers.

ICA said in a statement today (March 23) that the site, www.singapore-epass.com/login.html, is fake and advises the public "to exercise caution so that you do not unwittingly fall prey to such fake websites."

ICA said to only use its official website at www.ica.gov.sg for all informational and transactional needs concerning ICA matters. It pointed out "that access to the official ICA website remains unaffected and no data has been compromised."

A police report has been made about the fake website.

Just yesterday, it was reported that some Singtel subscribers had received phishing e-mails, seemingly sent by the telco, telling them "Your Singtel bill is now available for download".

Singtel said it was aware of the issue and advised recipients of these e-mails to delete them immediately.

Last week, 13 People's Action Party (PAP) MPs were affected by fake Facebook accounts.

Creators of the fake accounts mirrored those of public figures', added friends, then attempted to phish for information through Facebook's messaging service.

The accounts have since been deleted.

Be careful on the Internet everyone!

spanaech@sph.com.sg

 

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