SINGAPORE - SingPost has issued an alert to members of the public, warning them not to be taken in by text messages from scammers.
The postal service provider uploaded a photo of one such fake message on its Facebook page on Thursday (Feb 7). The message claims that recipients have won a prize in "SingPost' (sic) January Prize Draw", and tells users to click on a link to collect their prize.
A SingPost spokesman told The Straits Times that while the fake text messages come with a number of different links, one such link directs those who click on it to a fraudulent website with the SingPost logo.
The spokesman said that SingPost was first alerted to the scam messages by several of its customers on Monday, who had asked about the links via the SingPost hotline and on its social media platforms.
As the week progressed, the number of customers contacting SingPost about the messages spiked, prompting the organisation to put up a warning on its Facebook page.
The spokesman added that SingPost has notified the police about this scam.