16 Feb 2021

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Plans to Extend the Scamalert.sg Service to the WhatsApp and Telegram messaging platforms, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Question:

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Home Affairs whether there are plans to extend the scamalert.sg service to the WhatsApp and Telegram messaging platforms via a subscription service for better outreach to seniors.

Answer:

 

1. Scamalert.sg is a website operated by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) that provides information on the latest scams and a platform for the public to share their scam experiences.

 

2. Apart from the scamalert.sg website, NCPC has also been using messaging platforms to spread messages on scams.

 

3. For WhatsApp users, they can subscribe to the NCPC scam and crime prevention service by sending their name and email address to +65 90449916 via WhatsApp.

 

4. Telegram users can join the NCPC Telegram channel by searching for “NCPC ScamAlert”.

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