ICA Fake Website Warning?
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has issued a warning to the public in regards to a fake website that looks very similar to the government visa application website. The ICA has also filed an official police report over this phishing false ICA website.
Below is a screenshot of the fake ICA website.
The ICA commented that it is bringing down the fake website that has a URL, http://evisasg.mom. This URL also resembles the name of another organisation of the government, Ministry of Manpower (MOM). The government authorities take a very serious stand of such illegal website as they create fear and distrust in the Singapore population and also in the government’s systems.
The government authorities mentioned that access to the main official ICA website has not been not affected or compromised. There has also been no loss of any data. The false website is set up to fraudulently obtain website visitors’ visa reference numbers and passport numbers.
Phishing is a kind of cyber crime attack designed to extract and steal user data, including login credential, confidential information, credit card number and private data. It is done when the criminal impersonates as a reliable entity to cheat victims into providing the sensitive information that the attacker requires.
Phishing techniques have become more and more complex. There is no foolproof method to know if you are on a phishing website. However, you can always check the website address for any wrong organisation name. Furthermore, if you are uncertain or suspicious that a website might not be real, do not use you real password or personal information to sign in. If you enter a fake information and appear to be signed in, you are probably on a phishing website.
This is not the first time that there is such a fake ICA website created to bring harm to the public. In fact, there have been many incidents involving pseudo ICA websites in the past. Members of the public are advised to stay vigilant and careful so that they do not get tricked by such dangerous websites.
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