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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.

Remember,
  • 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.