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Fraudulent Work Permits Applied Using Hacked SingPass Accounts

In a joint statement, IDA and MOM confirmed that 3 of the 1,560 SingPass accounts compromised last month were used to make six fraudulent work pass applications.

The statement said that MOM immediately cancelled the work passes upon discovery of the fraudulent applications. It added MOM has put in place “additional measures to strengthen and further safeguard its work pass transactions”.

“We thank the affected SingPass users for their assistance in helping us confirm that the applications were not made by them. The matter has now been referred to the police,” the statement said.

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