What is Singapore SMS Sender ID Registry?
An initiative by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to protect the public from scams, Singapore SMS Sender ID Registry allows organizations to register their protected sender IDs.
If a registered organization sends an SMS to the receipient's phone, the registered sender ID will be displayed. For example, if VIVIFI sends an SMS to a VIVIFI customer, the sender ID will be displayed as the registered ID, VIVIFI.ME. Click here for more info on Singapore SMS Sender ID Registry.
How will the sender ID be displayed for organizations not registered with Singapore SMS Sender ID Registry?
If an organization has not registered its sender ID with Singapore SMS Sender ID Registry, SMSes sent by that organization will be displayed as "Likely-Scam".
I have received an SMS from sender "Likely-Scam". What should I do?
The SMS could have been sent by an organization which you have subscribed services/ purchased items from and that organization has yet to register its sender ID with Singapore SMS Sender ID Registry.
However, that SMS could have also been sent by scammers. You are advised to proceed with caution and avoid clicking on links which could direct you to fraudulent websites.
I have received messages from different organizations and they are now being consolidated under "Likely-Scam" ID. Why are messages not being sorted based on organization?
For SMSes sent from organizations not registered with Singapore SMS Sender ID Registry, they will all be grouped under "Likely-Scam" regardless of whether the SMS was sent from legitimate Company A or Company B or if it is a scam message. The SMSes will only be grouped based on sending organization if that organization registers its sender ID. For unregistered organizations, the sent SMSes may appear as shown in the image below.