Lucky Draw Fraud
What is Lucky Draw Fraud?
Lucky Draw Fraud is where fraudsters inform you that you have won a cash prize in a lucky draw, and try to get your personal banking details or a sum of money from you.
How can I spot Lucky Draw Fraud?
- You receive unsolicited phone calls, emails or text messages (SMS), informing you that you have won cash prizes in lucky draws that you never filled out forms for.
- You are told to provide your personal banking details, or make payments as administrative or processing fees in order to claim your prize money.
- You receive phone calls about surveys, or were invited to an overseas event, with another call from the same company informing that you have won cash prizes in a lucky draw, which were entered on your behalf.
Be on your guard, as these are clear signs that it may be a Lottery or Lucky Draw Fraud. A legitimate lottery will never ask you to pay a processing fee in advance, in order to collect your prize.
What should you do if you have revealed your banking details to fraudsters?
If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud, and have
revealed your personal banking details to fraudsters of this
nature, please call our hotline.
- DBS will never ask you for your PIN, and personal banking details.
- A legitimate lottery will never ask you to pay an advance fee, in order to collect your prize.
- If you have received such unsolicited emails or SMSes, do not reply or call back.
- Make a police report, or inform us if you have revealed your banking details to fraudsters of this nature.