Beware of Fake Employment Website, MOM Warns

September 3, 201910:11 am19 views
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Another fake website is luring users into giving their personal information, The Independent reports.

The Ministry of Manpower identified the fake website (http://eponlinemom-sg. com) and warned everyone to be on their guard.

The fake government website tells users to check their employment pass application status by typing in their name and other personal information.

There is a fake MOM website phishing for personal info – http:// eponlinemom-sg .com Please use only the official MOM…

Posted by Singapore Ministry of Manpower on Monday, 26 August 2019

In a Facebook post, the MOM reminded the public to only use the official website (www.mom.gov.sg) for such transactions.

“We will continue to monitor for fake ‘MOM’ websites and work to bring them down. We also remain committed to keeping the official MOM website unaffected and your data safe,” the post stated.

On Aug 1, the MOM also warned of a fake website pretending to represent the Ministry. The website claimed that users are entitled to a S$2800 compensation from the government in exchange for their personal information.

MOM urges anyone suspicious about a seemingly counterfeit MOM website, emails or texts that appear to be scams to call the anti-scam helpline at 1800 722 6688.

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