Singapore: On Tuesday (June 14th), Singapore Police (SPF) warned of a new phishing scam that led victims who received an ad for a cleaning service to download a mobile phone application that appeared to contain malware. did.
At least two victims were preyed on fraud this month, with losses reaching at least S $ 2,000.
According to police, victims receive advertisements for cleaning services via social messaging platforms.
After indicating your intention to use the cleaning service, you will be provided with a link to download the application to make a payment. According to police, this app is believed to contain malware.
“After installing the application on a mobile phone, victims are instructed to make payments through legitimate banking sites using their online banking credentials,” SPF said in a media release.
“Unknown to the victim, the application will be able to access the bank credentials and SMS sent to the victim’s phone.”
Victims will only find themselves scammed after discovering fraudulent transactions made from their bank accounts.