Monday, 12 February 2018

SkillsFuture Credit will expire? Don't be misled by scammers' claims

By Ng Huiwen, The Straits Times, 9 Feb 2018

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) said yesterday that it is aware of scammers who have been going door to door asking Singaporeans to sign up for courses using their SkillsFuture Credit.

These individuals claim that the credit will expire and tell residents that they will not be eligible for subsequent top-ups.

In a Facebook post yesterday, SSG said that these claims are false.

The agency clarified that there is no expiry date for the SkillsFuture Credit and it can be used for any course in the training exchange in

In addition, all training providers have to follow strict marketing guidelines.

For instance, they are not allowed to use gimmicks, such as lucky draws and freebies, to promote their programmes, or use misleading marketing techniques.

"SSG takes this very seriously and will not hesitate to act against those who contravene our guidelines and terms on the use of SkillsFuture Credit," the post said.

The SkillsFuture initiative was previously hit by a series of scams involving false claims.

Last December, it was reported that SSG was cheated of nearly $40 million - the biggest case of a government agency being defrauded here.

Those who have feedback on suspicious SkillsFuture-related practices can contact SSG on 6785-5785 or at

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