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MOM warns of scammers impersonating its officers in fake email

MOM warns of scammers impersonating its officers in fake email

The Ministry of Manpower logo. (File Photo: CNA/Calvin Oh)

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (May 23) warned members of the public about a fake email from scammers impersonating its officers.

It appeared to be sent from MOM's Labour Relations and Workplaces Division and contained a ZIP file attachment, said the ministry in a Facebook post.

The email claimed that MOM requires employers to submit a declaration every month on salary payments, "to ensure that all workers continue to get paid salaries in a timely manner". 

Recipients were instructed to fill in an attached declaration form "to indicate whether April 2022 salaries have been paid" and whether any salary payments are outstanding. 

"MOM does not send emails with ZIP file attachments," the ministry said. "This is a scam." 

MOM said the fake email appears to be sent from its Labour Relations and Workplaces Division. (Photo: Ministry of Manpower)

MOM has urged anyone who has been affected by the scam to lodge a police report immediately. The ministry also pointed to tips on its website on how to spot such scams

Source: CNA/vc(gs)

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