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SingTel asks Clients to Beware of Phishers

SingTel has cautioned subscribers of its SingNet service that fraudulent, phishing e-mails, presently circulating online, are targeting them, after informing the customers through a Facebook message dated March 13, 2012, according to sg.news.yahoo.com published during the 2nd-week of March 2012.

It maybe mentioned that SingNet represents one of the subsidiary branches of the Internet Service Provider belonging to SingTel the Telecom Company of Singapore.

A sample phishing e-mail seems to tell the recipient that the Web-mail group of Singnet.com.sg will be testing the Web-mail users' electronic mail account. Therefore, it's important that the user answer the e-mail urgently providing all the details asked for.

The details required are the user's name, birth date, password, e-mail id, country-of-origin and cell-phone number, the e-mail writer mentions prior to concluding on behalf of "SingnetWeb Support Team."

The writer further indicates a warning to the SingNet accountholders that they must respond within a week from the receipt of the e-mail failing which they'll find their accounts terminated forever.

Contrarily, the electronic mail tells the recipient that users who comply with the directions delineated within the e-mail will continue to have the usual, uninterrupted e-mail service.

But, according to an official release from SingTel, the latest e-mails are nothing but a phishing scam that seeks for the customers' passwords and other personal data. Neither SingTel nor SingNet issued the e-mails, the advisory mentions. Straitstimes.com published this dated March 13, 2012.

Moreover, SingTel officials suggested that incase any customer answered the e-mail with any of the information asked, particularly his password then he must instantly create a new one on the SingTel's Internet site.

Overall for safety, SingTel recommended its clients to ignore e-mails that originated from unknown sources as well as to be careful while giving personal information on the Net like during lucky draws, competitions, feedback exercises or surveys. Sg.news.yahoo.com published this on March 13, 2012.

Eventually in a similar phishing attack, fake e-mails posing as messages from the Telco major AT&T, during December 2011, circulated asserting that the e-mail receiver must confirm his account via providing his username and password otherwise his account would get suspended.

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