Scammers pretend to be police

SINGAPORE - The police have warned the public to be aware of scammers sending e-mails telling recipients that they have won a package from an airline company amounting to $200,000.

The scammers signed off the e-mail with the name of a senior police officer. Recipients were directed to contact a worker from a local bank and to provide personal details before their "winnings" could be transferred to them, the police said in a statement on Thursday.

Anyone receiving an e-mail from should do the following:

-Ignore them.

-Do not remit or transfer money.

-Do not give your particulars or bank account details over the Internet to persons not known to you.

-Call the police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or 999 to report the case.

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