LTA warns of phishing scams involving SMSes about unpaid ERP charges

Kimberley Ng
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The LTA has warned people about phishing SMSes about unpaid ERP charges, with victims reporting losses amounting to more than S$130k


LTA has warned citizens about an SMS that has recently been circulating among Singaporeans claiming that they have unpaid ERP bills, urging them to make payment or incur a penalty.

These messages are seemingly sent by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore with a link for recipients to ‘make payment’. Upon clicking the URL however recipients will then be taken to a fraudulent website where they would be prompted to enter their credit card details or One-Time Passwords (OTP). 

Those who did enter these details then found unauthorised transactions charged to their debit or credit cards. 

According to a recent report by the Straits Times, victims have lost around S$130,000 due to this scam.

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The official LTA website has notified users of this scam and urges the public to be cautious of this scam and to report any fraudulent transactions to their bank and the police.

How to avoid scams 101 :
Always check the URL, look out for the lock symbol, double click it to check the origin of the URL, don’t follow URLs from SMSes, emails, or unknown sources. If you get an SMS purporting to be from a government body or authority, login directly with the said entity directly through their own website or app.


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Kimberley Ng

The youngest and shortest of the CarBuyer Singapore bunch, Kimberley is the proud owner of a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1...diecast from Shuco. She runs the CarBuyer Singapore Tik Tok @carbuyersingapore. For unrelated purposes, her favourite song is Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. Special talents include impressions of famous rapper Lil' Jon. [email protected]/@kimmyk7

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