Phishing Scam - Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) Dog License Renewal
The website address or URL in the fake email message will take recipients, who have clicked on it, to a PayPal account with the name: “Payment For Dog Licence - ava.gov.sg” that is associated with the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org”. Both the PayPal account and the email address were created by the cyber-criminals responsible for the scam.
The Fake and Phishing AVA Email
The ANIMALS AND BIRDS (DOG LICENSING & CONTROL) RULES NOTICE OF DOG LICENSE RENEWAL
1 Please refer to the license number(xxxxxxx) for your MIXED BREED.
2 We wish to inform you that your dog licence will expire in a few weeks’ time.
3 Please renew your license by making the payment of $90 within 5 (five) working days from the date of this letter. If payment is not made by 14 September 2015, we would have to institute court proceedings against you for which a fine of up to $5000 can be imposed by the court.
4 Payment Method Options included Below:
i. Online/Mobile Payment. You can now renew your dog license on mobile or online via our Paypal payment gateway at:
ii.nets Payment. Payment can also be made by NETS at any AXS machine or at our Customer Service Center located at 52 Jurong Gateway Road.
5 Kingly ignore this letter if you have already made payment. Thank you.
DESMOND LEE TI-SENG
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
AGRI-FOOD AND VETERINAY AUTHORITY
(This is a computer generated letter. No signature is required)
IMPORTANT: If your pet dog is no longer MN you (given away, deceased, lost, etc), kindly reply this email and we will proceed to cancel your dog licence, thank you.
Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore
Issued by the Ago-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore 13 August 2015
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