Today, a suspicious SMS screen shot is circulating on WhatsApp. This is the same trick that was used to trick the unsuspecting OCBC customers last December.

DBS urged customers not to click on links sent through SMS messages.

“DBS will never ask for your account details or OTP over the phone, e-mail or SMS,” the bank said in a Facebook post.

“Please be assured that we are actively taking down such phishing sites.”

UOB also posted warnings on it’s facebook alerting it’s customers of SMS that seesm to originate from UOB showing advertising attractive Fixed deposit promotions to lure customers to call the fake customer service.

May be an image of text that says "Scam Alert Look out for these tell-tale tale signs 4:24 < U UOB Bank The sender's name may be displayed as UOB Bank Introducing UOB latest Fixed Deposits promotion. Amount start from SGD 20,000 SGD 100,000. Interest Rate high as 2.38% Contact 84321901 for more info. Do not respond to the SMS or call the phone number listed in the message #UOB"

SMS phishing scams have been in the spotlight recently after nearly 470 OCBC Bank customers fell victim to a similar ruse last month and lost at least $8.5 million.

If you come across suspecious SMS or emails from banks, do not click the link and key in your username, password and OTP (be it SMS or hardware token generated). 

By Harry