Scam Alert Warning – How Companies and Employees Can Stay Safe
Don’t Let Yourself Become a Victim, Find Out What You Can Do
Police are urging Singaporeans to be safe given the rise in crimes, with issuing scam alert warnings for companies and employees.
To avoid becoming a victim, both companies and employees are urged to stay up to date, especially where cybersecurity is concerned. One such prevalent scam alert warning are business email impersonations. These cybercriminals employ tactics like falsifying official emails to get you to hand over sensitive information. Companies have lost large sums of money falling victim to such scams. The problem is these fake emails often seem genuine. Both companies and employees can protect themselves by adhering to the following scam alert warning and preventative guidelines:
- Be cautious of emails announcing a “sudden change” in payment methods or instructions relating to your bank account.
- Verify any payment instructions prior to performing the transaction.
- Avoid opening or clicking on links that seem suspicious. Always err on the side of caution.
- Use strong passwords and change your passwords frequently.
- Where possible, opt to enable Two-Factor authentication.
- Install anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware and firewalls on your devices.
- Companies should educate their staff and employees about responsible fund transfers.
Scam Alert Warning is Not Reserved for Online World Alone
The internet is full of scams and scammers who love to take advantage of the unsuspecting user. Companies should be vigilant and pay attention to any scam alert warning, especially where their staff is concerned. A staff who falls victim to a scam could affect their performance and morale at the company. Companies can do their part by encouraging all employees to exercise caution when conducting any transaction online.
A scam alert warning, however, is not reserved for the online world alone. Scams can even take place in person. Theft can even happen at the workplace with employees falling victim and losing their belongings. Companies and employees can do their part to minimise incidents like these by adhering to the following practices:
- Avoid keeping personal belongings, jewellery or valuables out in the open and unattended.
- Provide drawers with locks and lockers for employees to keep their personal items during work hours.
- Enforce proper security measures at the workplace. Employees can do their part by reporting any suspicious behaviour or theft as promptly as possible.
For more information about scams and scam alert warning measures, contact the National Crime Prevention Council’s helpline for anti-scam related matters. The contact details are 1800-722-6688. Alternatively, you could visit www.scamalert.sg for more information.