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HKMA alerts public to alleged phishing Telegram group related to Bank of Singapore

HKMA alerts public to alleged phishing Telegram group related to Bank of Singapore

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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have made several clarifications after Bank of Singapore reported an alleged phishing scam to the authority.

According to its official website, Bank of Singapore has alerted its clients and members of the public that it has found a phishing Telegram group namely “Bank of Singapore – Investment". 

"The Telegram group has no connection with Bank of Singapore. We have reported the matter to the relevant regulators and the police," the statement read. 

A check by MARKETING-INTERACTIVE saw the group still exists, with two members.

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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to the corresponding phishing instant message, which has been reported to the HKMA.  
The HKMA reminds the public that banks will not send SMS or emails with embedded hyperlinks which direct them to the banks' websites to carry out transactions. “They will not ask customers for sensitive personal information, such as login passwords or one-time password, by phone, email or SMS (including via embedded hyperlinks),” the statement read. 
The HKMA also suggested that anyone who has provided his or her personal information, or who has conducted any financial transactions, through or in response to the instant message concerned, should contact the bank and report the matter to the police.

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