IRAS, NTUC Fairprice warn of phishing scams spreading via WhatsApp

IRAS, NTUC Fairprice warn of phishing scams spreading via WhatsApp

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-11 00:10

A day after supermarket chain NTUC Fairprice warned of a fake online promotion, the Inland Revenue Authority Of Singapore (IRAS) on Wednesday (10 January) alerted members of the public to a recirculation of a WhatsApp image claiming to show an email from the agency.

The message on the WhatsApp image asks users to download and fill up a tax refund form by clicking on a web link.

In its alert via Twitter, IRAS said that the WhatsApp image of the scam email was “popping up again”, and it urged users to ignore and not forward the chat app message, which first surfaced last year.

IRAS has pointed out before that official emails are not sent from personal email accounts such as Hotmail, Gmail, or other unfamiliar email domains.

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