There’s no rose without a thorn, similarly, despite being immensely valuable, the crypto industry deals with scams and hacks. Singaporeans have been urged to stay safe against any possible scam with regard to crypto through a campaign.
Earlier this month, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore [MAS], the prominent financial regulator in the region, warned about the risks of trading cryptocurrencies. While the Chairman affirmed that MAS was keeping a close watch on the industry, he also urged Singaporeans to stay alert.
More recently, it was revealed that a campaign had been launched by the Singaporean national financial education programme, MoneySense to raise awareness with regard to the use of crypto.
Singaporeans To Use MoneySense’s Campaign To Stay Alert
The Straits Times reported that MoneySense had rolled out a campaign in light of the ongoing surge in the popularity of crypto. This initiative reportedly encourages users to steer clear of any potential scams pertaining to crypto and online trading. Users of digital assets are reminded to “always ask, check and confirm the legitimacy of the entity marketing the product before making any investment.”
The MoneySense web page talks about ways to identify investment scams, including red flags, fictitious track records, and many more.
MAS’s Shanmugaratnam had previously pointed out the volatile nature of crypto. He had further stated,
“The crypto assets space is constantly evolving. MAS has been closely monitoring developments and will continue to adapt its rules as needed to ensure that regulation remains effective and commensurate with the risks posed. Investors, on their part, should exercise extreme caution when trading cryptocurrencies.”
Furthermore, Lee Hsien Loong, the Singaporean Prime Minister had to encounter a scam that involved the sale of fake tokens, at the beginning of the month. Perpetrators gathered information from the Prime Minister’s social media accounts, prompting them to open a BitClout account without the Prime Minister’s permission. This caused quite a stir in Singapore at the time. Hence the latest campaign would be beneficial for the region.