Singapore Airlines Free Flight Birthday Scam


SINGAPORE Airlines - Another round of scams targeting Singapore Airlines (SIA) customers has proliferated online, with the airline putting up an advisory warning customers.

The new iterations of the scams ask for customers' personal data on the pretext that they have won air tickets or were selected for a lucky draw.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (March 15), SIA said that it was aware of the scam, which was carried out via e-mails, messages and phone calls.

"We advise customers to exercise discretion when revealing personal data to unverified sources," it wrote. "Recipients should verify such e-mails and phone calls if they have any doubts, as well as lodge a police report."

Air New Zealand Birthday Scam

Another scam that is currently going around is the Air New Zealand birthday scam. The same techniques are being used to steal travellers information including banking and idenity.

Air New Zealand's external communications consultant Emma Field said the airline was aware of the scam message and that some people were receiving it via their timeline or in private messages.

"This post is not from Air New Zealand and we strongly advise anyone who receives the post not to click on any links or to provide any personal details," she said.

If you think you have provided your account details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately.