MOE warns of fake poly websites

01 Feb 2016

The Straits Times, 1 Feb 2016 - On Sunday, the Ministry of Education (MOE) warned of eight fake websites belonging to the five local polys and three universities. The addresses of the fake websites are almost similar to those of the official school websites and have photos of the schools on the home pages. They also list corporate profiles of the schools and course information. All the websites have an EduTrust logo - a quality mark issued by the Council of Private Education, which regulates private schools here - but none of the institutions are private schools. As of 11pm on Sunday night, the five bogus poly sites were down. The official websites are not affected and can still be accessed. MOE has also reminded members of the public to remain vigilant of bogus educational websites, especially for transactional purposes. Similar story was reported on all SPH papers and Mediacorp platforms.

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