Audacious new scam on Google claims it's resetting your bank account to fight scams

19/1/2022 12:12:00 PM

Audacious new scam on Google claims it's resetting your bank account to fight scams

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Audacious new scam on Google claims it's resetting your bank account to fight scams

SINGAPORE - The police have warned of scam advertisements on Google search where fake bank hotlines appear when users search for banks' contact numbers. Since last month, at least 15 victims have fallen for such scams, the police said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 19). The losses amounted to at least $495,000. In such cases, the victims wanted to...

Since last month, at least 15 victims have fallen for such scams, the police said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 19).The victims would call the fake number and speak to a scammer impersonating as bank staff.In some cases, victims received an SMS message with the sender name showing that of the bank - spoofed by the scammers.

The police said: "Victims would only realise that they had been scammed when they contacted the bank via the authentic hotline to verify the new bank account number or when the bank contacted them to verify the reason for the large sum of money transferred."

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Singapore Police Force SINGAPORE - The police have warned of scam advertisements on Google search where fake bank hotlines appear when users search for banks' contact numbers. Since last month, at least 15 victims have fallen for such scams, the police said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 19). Media companies are increasingly signing up cloud partners for hosting content and analytics to get a bird's-eye view of content metrics across platforms. The losses amounted to at least $495,000. How do these scams work? The scammers would post advertisements on Google Search that show a bank's contact numbers. In such cases, the victims wanted to seek advice from the banks and searched for the banks' contact numbers. Through the deal, AMG said it would double down on its streaming service offerings to audiences worldwide and push its content on YouTube TV. They would then come across the scam advertisement's fake contact numbers, which appeared as the first few search results on Google search. Image from SPF.

The victims would call the fake number and speak to a scammer impersonating as bank staff. Meanwhile, the company's top boss Byron Allen is currently pursuing a bid to acquire U. These scam advertisements would provide a fake contact number for victims to contact. "After sharing the reasons for contacting the bank, victims would be informed that there were issues with their bank account, credit/debit cards or loan amount," the police said. The victims were then instructed to temporarily transfer their funds to bank accounts provided by the scammer, under the pretext of resolving their bank account or credit or debit card issue, or to make a payment for an outstanding loan. regional TV operator Tegna Inc. In some cases, victims received an SMS message with the sender name showing that of the bank - spoofed by the scammers. The scammer would then instruct the victims to temporarily transfer the funds to bank accounts provided, under the pretext of resolving the bank account or credit or debit card issue or to make a payment for the outstanding loan. The message claimed that the bank was facilitating a reset of the victims' bank account "as part of the 'Let's Fight Scam' campaign by the Anti-Scam Centre and Singapore Police Force". In some cases, victims would receive an SMS with headers spoofing that of the bank to appear more authentic.

Other messages also stated that the victim needed to transfer money for early loan settlement. The police said: "Victims would only realise that they had been scammed when they contacted the bank via the authentic hotline to verify the new bank account number or when the bank contacted them to verify the reason for the large sum of money transferred. Image from SPF." A Google spokesman said they are working to ensure that users’ ad experiences are safe. “If we find advertisers who violate our policies or misrepresent themselves, we take quick action,” he said, noting the company’s advertiser identity verification function, which requires advertisers to verify their legal name with Google. Their name and location will then be displayed on the ad. A customer who receives a suspicious SMS may wish to contact the bank for verification, and search for the bank's phone number. A customer who receives a suspicious SMS may wish to contact the bank for verification, and search for the bank's phone number.

[[nid:386072]] He added that Google will continue to roll out the function to all advertisers on its platforms. The police advised members of the public to always verify information with numbers listed on official bank websites, or behind the cards issued by the banks. Never transfer funds into bank accounts belonging to a stranger, and never disclose personal information or banking details and one-time passwords to anyone, the police added. They should also not transfer funds into bank accounts belonging to someone you do not know and not disclose your personal information or banking details and OTP to anyone. Any fraudulent transactions should be reported to the bank immediately. Those with information on such scams can call the police on 1800-255-0000 or submit it at the police website. If you have any information relating to such crimes, please call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at.

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