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Customers of Singapore Airlines were warned about Phishing website promising free air tickets


One can get free tickets of Singapore Airlines (SIA) just by clicking a link, as per a WhatsApp screenshot circulating on the social media. The WhatsApp screenshot message reads: "Singapore Airlines is giving away Free tickets to celebrate its 70th Anniversary. Get your free tickets at: http://www.singaporeair.com-ticketsfree.win".


On January 13, 2019, the customers of Singapore Airlines were warned against becoming victim to the website, which claims to be of the Singapore Airlines and promises free air tickets. As per the Facebook post of January 13, 2019, the Singapore Airlines said that a phishing website claiming to be of SIA has been offering airline tickets for free as prizes, before asking users for personal data.


A spokesman of SIA said that the airline is at this time working with the security vendor in order to take down the phishing site. The Facebook post of January 13, 2019, said that "we have reported the site to be taken down and would like to advise customers to exercise discretion when revealing personal data to unverified sources".


People who wanted to verify whether an e-mail, call, or website is legitimately linked to the Singapore Airlines can send details on SIAs social media channels or through this link http://singaporeair.com/en_UK/feedback-enquiry/


Singapore Airlines also advised their customers to remain careful from social media posts as well as phishing websites bearing similarities to SIAs official website, singaporeair.com.


However, this is not for the first time when the airline warned its customers about various phishing scams using its name in order to request for personal data. For instance, in the month of March of the year 2017, Singapore Airlines similarly warned customers about the scammers posing as its employees and then calling as well as emailing the members of public in order to phish for the personal information. Also in the year 2017, a WhatsApp message saying that SIA was offering free tickets of First Class in its 45th anniversary circulated on WhatsApp, a few days after SIA launched their new first class suites. In another scam of the same year, emails claiming that Singapore Airlines was offering air tickets for free in celebration of their 70th anniversary were circulating, prompting SIA to release an advisory.


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