E-mail citing name of CNB chief a scam
THE Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has alerted the public to a new e-mail scam that uses the names of CNB director Ng Ser Song and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
The e-mail was sent from info.centralnarcoticsbureau@ gmail.com.
In a statement yesterday, CNB said that recipients of such an e-mail message are told that they have an inheritance fund which was transferred from the United States to Singapore in Mr Ng's name.
The e-mail then claims that this transfer was stopped by MAS.
It also demands that the recipient send money to Nigeria immediately. If this is not done by a certain date, the e-mail claims that the recipient would be arrested and jailed by the Government.
"CNB would like to clarify that this is a scam," said the statement.
The enforcement agency also said that it does not ask for payment from members of the public, nor does it get involved in inheritance related matters.
"Police have been notified," said CNB.
Members of the public who receive e-mail seeking funds should not remit any money. They should call the police immediately if they need assistance.
CNB also provided an advisory on preventive measures to adopt when interacting online.
It advised members of the public to be wary of messages from unknown people, and stressed that they should not give out personal details when interacting with other Internet users.