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Press Release: Beware of Scam Calls and Phishing Emails from Scammers Impersonating as Supreme Court Officers

BEWARE OF SCAM CALLS AND PHISHING EMAILS FROM SCAMMERS IMPERSONATING AS SUPREME COURT OFFICERS

 

The Supreme Court would like to warn members of the public about a recent spate of scam calls to members of the public that impersonate Supreme Court officers informing them of pending cases before the High Court or the Court of Appeal and requesting their attendance in Court hearing(s). The caller will also usually request for personal information such as name and identification details such as NRIC or FIN number.

2. Anyone who receives such calls should not provide or disclose any personal or financial details to the caller. Members of the public are also strongly advised not to respond to the call if the call is from an unknown number and prefixed with a plus (+) sign, indicating that it is likely an overseas call.

3. If your attendance is required in Court or information is required from you for any pending case, you will receive a Registrar’s Notice or correspondence from Court informing you of the case or to request for information. Supreme Court officers will not call to inform you of a pending case or request for personal information.

4. If you have a hearing-related query, you may also contact the Supreme Court Registry by phone or email:

5. We have also been alerted to potential phishing emails sent purportedly from the Supreme Court but originating from an email address “kk@sunyouth.jp”. Such emails will usually request the recipient to click on a “secure Sync” link provided in the email. Members of the public are strongly advised to exercise caution and not click on any links or open any attachment in such emails. Emails from the Supreme Court Registry will usually originate from the email address “SUPCOURT_Registry@supcourt.gov.sg”.

5. If you wish to provide any information related to such scams call or phishing emails, please call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit it online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. For scam-related advice, you may also call the Anti-Scam Helpline (manned by the National Crime Prevention Council) at 1800-722-6688.

 

 SUPREME COURT

22 APRIL 2020

 

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