Beware of Fake MSIG Websites

Scammers are known to put up fake websites to phish for sensitive information or even make payments. Please exercise caution and learn how to identify a fake website.

09 Aug 2019

How can you protect yourself?

Pay attention to the address bar

For certainty, always type in the URL of MSIG website directly into the address bar of your browser.

Use secure websites

MSIG website is secured. Please look out for “HTTPS” or a padlock icon at the address bar to ensure the website you are visiting is a secure channel.

Do not be fooled by logos

Logos are easily available. For authentication, look for the certificate that is assigned to the webpage.

Check the domain name

Take a close look at the URL. Scammers like to create domains that shadow closely to the real domain. For example: “MSIIG.com.sg”. with an extra “I” to fool users who are not alert.

Look up the domain age

Scammers usually execute a fast job of “do and run”. Hence, domains created for scams are usually relatively young as opposed to genuine sites. The “Whois Lookup” function available online can give you information about who a domain name is registered to, where they are, and how long the website has been active.

Watch for poor grammar and spelling

Scammers usually operate with a “do and run” mentality. Hence, relatively less effort is placed in ensuring that grammar and spelling mistakes are at a minimum.

Surf “a few more” pages

Scammers are out to cheat quickly and run. Hence, relatively less effort is placed to ensure that all the pages work well. Look out for broken links and/or unusual web behaviour such as links that bring users to other websites.

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