The government is reviewing the use of SMS and clickable link addresses to avoid fraud

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The government is reviewing the use of SMS and clickable link addresses.

The Intelligence National and Electronic Government Group said the study was part of a crackdown on fraud.

It said it was aware of concerns among the public about the security aspect of dealing with government agencies.

However the group said that even if the clickable link addresses were removed, fraudsters could still access the public in some other way.

Government agencies are currently adding “.gov.sg” at the end of their web address.

Users are asked to browse the website after confirming that they belong to the government.

The public can use a processor called ScamShield to block fraudulent SMS and calls.

It was said that efforts were being made to increase awareness about it and to further protect the users.

Recently, about 470 people were affected by a scam targeting OCBC Bank customers.

Following that, it was announced that Singapore banks would remove clickable link addresses in emails and text messages.

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