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Phishing Scams Target Singapore Airlines, DBS Bank Customers


On December 20, 2017, police reported that phishing e-mails supposedly from Singapore Airlines and DBS Bank were landing inside the mailboxes of several people, seeking their credit card and other personal information.


Those who answered the e-mails reportedly found illegitimate cash dealings on their payment cards made through foreign currencies.


Within the phishing campaign exploiting DBS Bank's name, victims got an electronic mail telling them there were several failed logins to their online banking A/Cs so it became necessary to lock those accounts. The Singapore Airlines scammers use baits for customers such as promises to give them free credits alternatively air tickets while make them divulge personal details.


One more version of the Singapore Airlines scam e-mail tells the victim that if he answers one customer satisfaction questionnaire he will be rewarded. So when victims follow the web-links embedded on the e-mails they're directed towards completing the said questionnaire alternatively opening their accounts.


After this, the victims are led onto a website looking very much like Singapore Airlines or DBS Bank wherein they're instructed for providing their personal data or bank A/C particulars, including payment card numbers as well as card verification code. Upon performing so, a unique password, which can be used only once, appears on the victims' cell-phone that they're prompted for entering inside the fake website. Straitstime.com posted this on the Web dated December 20, 2017.


Singapore Airlines has urged customers towards being more discrete while disclosing private details to unverified entities, through a Facebook message dated December 20. According to the airlines, such websites, electronic mails as well as phone calls must be substantiated in case they seem suspicious. Besides, people can report dubious online sites to the http://singaporeair.com/en_UK/feedback-enquiry/ web address.


Also in case consumers find any unusual operation, they must immediately report to the bank for necessary action towards safeguarding them against possible loss. DBS reiterated to consumers that they shouldn't ever reveal their OTPs, iBanking PINS or user IDs over e-mail else phone. In case any account holder suspects that these have been compromised, he must report to DBS Bank at 1800 111 1111.

» SPAMfighter News - 12/28/2017

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