Scam alert: Don't get fooled by fake emails sent from CAD

Scam alert: Don't get fooled by fake emails sent from CAD

SINGAPORE - The police have issued an advisory warning Singaporeans about an email impersonation scam that has been going around recently.

Fake emails are apparently being sent by scammers using the email address SPF_CAD@cad.gov.sg.

Scammers would sign off the email with the name of an officer from the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and claim that the recipient is indicted of financial fraud and that the CAD has launched an enquiry into the matter.

Recipients were directed to respond to the email within 48 hours of receiving the email.

Anyone receiving such emails should do the following:

I. Ignore such emails; and

II. Do not remit or transfer money.

III. Do not click or try to open any attachment(s) in the email;

IV. Do not give your particulars or bank account details over the internet to persons not known to you; and

V. Call the police immediately at the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or '999' to report the case.

See also: New website launched to protect Singaporeans against online scams

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