Police warn public about email impersonation scam

SINGAPORE - The police has said in a media statement that it is aware that scammers have impersonated them in emails sent to various recipients from the email address sg_police@outlook.com.

The scam emails were signed off with the name of a senior police officer and claimed that the recipients had won a package from an airline company amounting to $200,000.

Recipients were later directed to contact a staff from a local bank and to provide personal details before their "winnings" can be transferred to them.

The police advises anyone who has received such emails to do the following:

- Ignore such emails;
- Do not remit or transfer money;
- Do not give your particulars or bank account details over the internet to persons not known to you;
- and call the Police immediately at the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or '999' to report the case.