Tired of receiving scam SMSes and phone calls?
You can now download an app to prevent these scams, including loan, phishing and Chinese officials impersonation scams, from reaching your phones.
Launched in Nov. 20 last year, the ScamShield app identifies and filters out scam messages using artificial intelligence, sending such messages to the phone’s junk folder instead.
It also blocks scam messages and calls from phone numbers that are used in other scam cases or reported by ScamShield users.
It was jointly developed by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the Open Government Products team at the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech).
Since its launch, over 5,537 numbers believed to be used in scams have been blocked.
A total of 722,865 SMSes have also been been reported, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and NCPC said in a news release on Saturday, May…