Beware of an email claiming to be from the Traffic Police that asks you to pay a parking fine, as it is nothing more than a scam, said the police on Monday (24 April).
The recipient is typically informed that the parking fine will necessitate a court appearance. The email also contains a link to a website and a phone number to call, where the ‘fine’ can be paid using a credit card.
“The Police would like to clarify that both the website and phone number do not belong to the Singapore Police Force. The email was also not disseminated by the Traffic Police or the Land Transport Authority. No government agency will inform you to make a payment through a telephone call, especially to a third party’s bank account.”
Members of the public are advised to be wary of emails from unknown parties. For example, do not click on any links or open any file attachments inside the email as they may be malicious. Ignore instructions to remit or transfer money, and refrain from giving out personal information and bank details.
To seek scam-related advice, members of the public may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 or go to www.scamalert.sg.