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Best practices and tips on how to identify and report fake “MOM” websites, phone and email scams.

How to report fake "MOM" websites, phone scams or email scams

Call the anti-scam helpline at 1800 772 6688 if you notice:

  • Any websites that you suspect to be fake versions of the official MOM website.
  • Any calls or emails that you suspect to be scams.

How to identify fake "MOM" websites or phishing eServices

The official MOM website is at www.mom.gov.sg. This is where we make available MOM-related information and eServices that enable you to perform your transactions with us safely and securely.

If in doubt, always start with www.mom.gov.sg. Find out more about how to spot a fake government website.

Fake websites may try to look official and mimic the official MOM websiteShow

Fake websites may try to look official and mimic the official MOM website

The following are examples of some fake websites that we found:

Screenshot of fake website

Screenshot of fake website

Screenshot of fake website

Fake websites have similar but different URLsShow

Fake websites have similar but different URLs

Official MOM websites and eServices’ URLs will always contain “.mom.gov.sg”. For example:

  • “http://www.mom.gov.sg
  • “https://services.mom.gov.sg
  • “https://wponline.mom.gov.sg

MOM's website URL

Some fake websites that we found are:

  • “http://www.mom-sg.org”
  • “http://mom-gov.com”
  • “http://ministryofmanpower.net”
  • “http://wponlinemomgov.sg.com”

These looked very similar to our official URL, but do not have “.mom.gov.sg”.

Some may even try to embed “.mom.gov.sg” into their URLs but their domain name won’t end with “.mom.gov.sg”. Here’re some examples:

  • “http://www.mom.gov.sg@211.239.150.170”
  • “http://www.mom.gov.sg.official.com.net”

These are fakes as their domain names don’t end with “.mom.gov.sg”.

How to identify phone scams or email scams

Scams surface from time to time. These could be in the form of unexpected phone calls or emails claiming to be from MOM.

You may even see the caller ID showing MOM’s hotline: 6438 5122.

They may also ask for money or sensitive personal information.

MOM officers will not call or email you to ask for fund transfers.

If you receive a phone call from MOM asking you to transfer money, please:

  • Ignore the call. MOM will not ask you to make a payment through a phone call or email, especially to a third party’s bank account.
  • Do not transfer any money to the caller, either via remittance agencies, banks or any other means.
  • Do not provide any personal information such as name, identification number, passport details, bank account or credit card details.

Learn how to identify scams at www.scamalert.sg.
Last Updated: 19 January 2017