ScamShield is currently readily available to Android individuals following its go for NCPC’s 40th Wedding anniversary Gala Supper on 28 September 2022.
Securing the general public from Fraud Texts and also Phone Calls
As component of their ongoing initiatives to eliminate frauds, the National Criminal Activity Avoidance Council (NCPC) and also Open Up Federal Government Products (OGP) created and also released the ScamShield iphone application (application) on 20 November 2020. The mobile application recognizes and also removes rip-off Texts and also obstructs phone calls from blacklisted numbers that have actually been confirmed as scam-related. These 2 functions decrease the possibilities for fraudsters to connect to planned targets. Furthermore, the application makes it possible for individuals to report rip-off messages and also to get notifies on trending frauds.
Because its launch, the ScamShield iphone application has actually been downloaded and install by greater than 315,000 iphone individuals. Because the application’s creation, greater than 5.8 million Texts have actually been reported and also over 29,000 contact number thought to be utilized for rip-off phone calls have actually been obstructed.
Numbers upgraded since 14 September 2022
ScamShield is currently readily available on Android following its main launch on 28 September 2022 by Elder Priest and also Coordinating Priest for National Protection, Mr Teo Chee Hean and also Priest of State, Ministry of Residence Matters & Ministry of Social and also Family Members Advancement, Ms Sunlight Xueling at the NCPC’s 40th Wedding anniversary Gala Supper.
The Android application has the very same functions as the iphone application, such as obstructing and also reporting rip-off Texts and also phone calls. The primary distinction in between both variations is that the iphone application draws away rip-off Texts to a scrap folder while the Android application just alerts individuals of rip-off Texts as a result of certain constraints of the Android Os (OS).
Fraud Texts identified by ScamShield will certainly be sent out to NCPC and also the Singapore Law Enforcement Agency (SPF) for relation. This maintains the application upgraded, to much better safeguard individuals from rip-off phone calls and also messages. The application will certainly obstruct phone calls from a data source that is centrally-managed by NCPC and also the Authorities.
Advantages of ScamShield
Prior to its main launch, the ScamShield (Android) was soft-launched on Google Play Shop on 1 September 2022.
Mr Kai Yao, an application individual, claimed: “ScamShield notifies me when I get rip-off messages and also I will certainly disregard those that have actually been flagged. This conserves me time from opening up each and every single message and also determining what to do with it.”
Ms Jennifer Liu, Item Supervisor at OGP, claimed: “Having actually currently released the iphone variation of ScamShield, our group at Open Federal government Products is delighted to be introducing the Android variation of ScamShield on the Play Shop. Several rounds of individual study, beta tests, and also technological evaluations were crucial to notifying our strategy on structure ScamShield for Android. We created the Android application to obstruct rip-off phone calls and also inform individuals of rip-off messages, which will certainly make it possible for individuals to much better determine and also prevent frauds.”
Mr Gerald Singham, Chairman of NCPC, claimed: “While unimaginable 4 years back, most of criminal activities today are occurring in the online world. NCPC needs to remain to introduce and also stay pertinent, as criminal activities, specifically frauds, are developing constantly. We rejoice to have tactical companions like OGP to create ScamShield to aid safeguard Singaporeans versus rip-off Texts and also phone calls.”
40 YEARS OF RETAINING SINGAPORE SAFE AS WELL AS SAFEGUARD
The NCPC additionally commemorates its 40th wedding anniversary at the occasion. Greater than $700,000 has actually been increased from charitable company and also specific contributors. The Council is devoted to playing its component to offering the area to make sure that Singapore can remain to be a risk-free and also protected area for all.
SM Teo Chee Hean, Chairman of NCPC, Mr Gerald Singham, Supervisor of OGP, Mr Li Hongyi introducing the ScamShield (Android) application.