A STR reader submitted a screenshot of an advertisement message he repeatedly received from a Singapore moneylender which uses a China-registered number. The reader said that he is registered under the Do-Not-Call register but it appears the Singapore moneylender found a way to circumvent the law by using an overseas-based number.

An organisation or person that commits an offence under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) is liable to:

  • in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both; and
  • in any other case, to a fine not exceeding $100,000.