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Singapore Customs warns public of fraudulent document scam

Singapore Customs warns against a new document impersonation scam falsely using its director-general’s name and logo to demand payments for goods release. They urge caution, advising verification of sender authenticity and avoidance of sharing personal details or opening suspicious attachments.



Singapore Customs warns public of fraudulent document scam

SINGAPORE: Singapore Customs has issued a warning following the emergence of a new document impersonation scam, cautioning the public against fraudulent activities.

According to a Facebook post published on Thursday (20 June), an individual recently received falsified documents purportedly from Singapore Customs director-general Tan Hung Hooi, complete with the agency’s logo.

These documents falsely demanded monetary payments for the release of goods.

In response to the incident, Singapore Customs emphasized the gravity of such impersonation cases, stressing their detrimental impact on public trust.

“We take a serious view of such impersonation incidents as they undermine public trust in Singapore Customs,” the Facebook post said.

The agency clarified its stance, stating unequivocally that it does not request payments for the release of goods.

It further advised the public that any correspondence bearing the Customs logo instructing payments to third parties is likely fraudulent.

“Singapore Customs does not demand payment for the release of goods. Thus, even if they carry the Customs logo, any letters or documentation you receive with instructions to make payment to other parties are likely to be fake.”

To safeguard against such scams, Singapore Customs urged vigilance among the public.

Individuals were cautioned against complying with suspicious instructions or making payments without first verifying the sender’s authenticity as a government official.

Additionally, the agency advised against opening file attachments in emails or other digital platforms due to potential malicious content.

The agency underscored the importance of protecting personal information, advising against disclosing details such as name, NRIC number, passport details, contact information, or financial particulars to unknown sources.

Instead, individuals were encouraged to verify any correspondence by contacting Singapore Customs directly at [email protected].

For further guidance on safeguarding against Customs-related scams, the public was directed to visit

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Very lucrative business scamming daft sgs..
Plus with a “u die your bizness” gov authorities!…..
The whole world must hsve heard this island is the most kena scammed place on the face of this so easy too🤯😳🥺

Scammers the world over are targeting SillyPore, … because they can and results have proven that it’s a more than worthwhile exercise, given the island state’s standing as “most kena scammed” nation per capita !!!

Besides, … understanding the profile and propensity of the victims is one way the scammers determine how much time and investment they put into each and every “project” !!!

C’mon, … for instance, if the majority can believe that public housing is affordable, then surely, retrospectively speaking, … from a scammers position, “they” should believe just about everything right !!! !!!

The world of wise and smart tech people knows and understand the Tag Smart Nation – full of holes, but trying to FLEECE own people only.

Notice the gradual progressive loads and loads of visitors heading towards to land at SG Changi Airport where malicious visitors so easily bypass the almost unprotected immigration and customs likely designed to enable seamless entry to Bitlockers, Trojans, Phishers. Snowflakes hosters, Black Cats, and more waiting to catch their flights to depart for Smart Nation.

Big Question is, What’s the Smart Millionaire Million Dollars Salaried Minister doing?