SINGTEL WARNS SUBSCRIBERS OF FAKE BILLING EMAILS

Dear A.S.S. Editor

Singtel has warned all its subscribers that there is a fake billing email going around that is supposedly sent by Singtel, telling subscribers that their bills are ready for download. However, Singtel has said that they did not send such email, and that the emails were probably phishing emails, out to obtain sensitive information from users, such as passwords.

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Singtel also confirmed that once they were informed of such emails going around, they immediately took "prompt action to take down the malicious sites linked to these e-mails and to block them". Singtel also advises recipients of suspicious e-mails "not to respond to or click on any links in the message" and to delete such e-mails immediately.

Good to see that for once, they acted decisively and swiftly. In this day and age, we always have to be extra careful when it comes to our online security. Any emails or websites that sound suspicious, we should not anyhow click on them.

How to tell that emails and websites might be fraudulent? Normally, they can be identified by misleading e-mail and website addresses as well as spelling mistakes and requests for personal information. So, be warned!

Nigel Sim

A.S.S. Contributor

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