SP Group advises public to be aware of fake employees selling fire extinguishers

·Editorial Team
PHOTO: Getty Images
PHOTO: Getty Images

SINGAPORE — Energy provider SP Group has advised the public that there are suspected scammers who are posing as its employees to sell fire extinguishers.

In a Facebook post put up on Wednesday (24 July), SP Group said: “SP Group does not sell any products and our employees do not conduct door-to-door sales.”

It has advised all customers to always ask for the identification of any person claiming to be from SP Group, and not to provide personal particulars to strangers.

A recent spate of fires that have destroyed flats and hurt residents have spooked Singaporeans into improving fire protection of their properties.

At least eight fires in flats involving personal mobility devices, often left to charging, were reported over the last three-and-a-half months.

The most recent incident occured on Monday, when a PMD left to charge in the kitchen of a HDB unit in Ang Mo Kio caught fire. One adult and three children from the immediate neighbouring unit were rescued, while about 60 people from the affected HDB block were evacuated.

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