The Police would like to alert members of the public to a new variant of phishing scams involving fake Pizza Hut advertisement.
In this variant, victims would come across a fake advertisement on Facebook or Instagram, offering cheap Pizza Hut deals. After clicking on the URL link embedded in the fake advertisement, the victims would be directed to a fake Pizza Hut website where they were purportedly deceived into placing their pizza orders by providing their banking details and One-Time Passwords (OTPs) for payment. Most of the victims only realised that they have been scammed when they subsequently discovered unauthorised transactions in their bank accounts.
Members of the public are advised to adopt these crime prevention measures:
- Be wary of URL links provided in unsolicited advertisements and text messages, especially those related to deals that seem too good to be true;
- Always verify the authenticity of the information with the official website or sources;
- Never disclose your personal or Internet banking details and OTP to anyone; and
- Report any fraudulent transaction involving your e-payment accounts to the e-payment service provider immediately.
Anyone with information on such scams may call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.
For more information on scams, members of the public can visit www.scamalert.sg or call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688. Join the ‘Spot the Signs, Stop the Crimes.’ campaign at www.scamalert.sg/fight by signing up as an advocate to receive up-to-date messages and share them with your family and friends. Together, we can help stop scams and prevent our loved ones from becoming the next victims.
Source: Singapore Police Force