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LTA Warns of Suspicious Giveaway Website on Standard Tickets Cessation

LTA Warns of Suspicious Giveaway Website on Standard Tickets Cessation. (Screengrab: LTA/Facebook)

LTA Warns of Suspicious Giveaway Website on Standard Tickets Cessation. (Screengrab: LTA/Facebook)

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) warns public transport commuters about a suspicious giveaway website and promotion on Tuesday (Jan 25).

This came after the drastic increase in the amount and awareness of the number of scams going around recently.

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Suspicious Giveaway Website on Standard Tickets Cessation

Screengrab of the suspicious website pertaining to Standard Tickets Cessation. (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Screengrab of the suspicious website pertaining to Standard Tickets Cessation. (Image: LTA/Facebook)


LTA, TransitLink and EZ-Link do not endorse the website and promotion

In this incident, this suspicious giveaway website involves getting members of the public to provide personal particulars for a chance to win EZ-Link vouchers.

The LTA said in a Facebook post that “the website and the promotion are not created or endorsed by LTA, TransitLink and EZ-Link.”

It added that “it will not request for personal information of commuters for ticketing-related matters.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to always exercise caution and refrain from divulging personal particulars to unfamiliar parties,” it added.

Drastic Increase in Scam Attacks

Following the phishing attacks on our local banks since December 2021, which involved a loss of over $8.5 million, scammers have been trying many ways to get every single cent out of your pocket.

More recently, scammers have been targeting supermarket-goers to scan a QR code printed on a pamphlet, to receive 20-dollars worth of shopping vouchers for Chinese New Year.

Should you encounter a suspicious website seemingly with malicious intent, we urge you to inform the relevant authorities and organisations.

List of Useful and Relevant Contacts

Website Hotline
Scam Alert Singapore https://www.scamalert.sg/ 1800-722-6688
Ministry of Transport (MOT) https://www.mot.gov.sg/Contact-Us/ 1800-278-3500
Land Transport Authority (LTA) https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltagov/en/contact_us.html 1800-225-5582
Public Transport Council (PTC) https://www.ptc.gov.sg/contact 6354 9020
Transit Link Pte Ltd https://www.transitlink.com.sg/contact 1800-225-5663
EZ-Link Pte Ltd https://www.ezlink.com.sg/support/ 6496 8300
SMRT Trains https://www.smrt.com.sg/About-SMRT/Contact-Us 1800-336-8900
SBS Transit https://www.sbstransit.com.sg/feedback 1800-287-2727

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External Links
“We are aware that a website is using the topic of Standard Ticket cessation to get the members of public to provide personal particulars for a chance to win EZ-Link vouchers.” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 25 Jan 2022]
“Recently, a website has been using the topic of Standard Tickets cessation to get the public to provide personal particulars for a chance to win EZ-Link vouchers. – TransitLink/Facebook [Accessed 25 Jan 2022]
Flier supposedly giving out FairPrice vouchers not created or endorsed by supermarket – The Straits Times [Accessed 25 Jan 2022]
Nearly 470 people lose at least $8.5m in phishing scams involving OCBC Bank – The Straits Times [Accessed 25 Jan 2022]
DBS Bank warns of SMS phishing scam – The Straits Times [Accessed 25 Jan 2022]

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