USAGE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF SCAMSHIELD IN BLOCKING SCAM CALLS AND MAKING APP AVAILABLE TO ANDROID USERS

MP Gerald Giam

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what proportion of mobile phone users in Singapore are currently using the ScamShield app; (b) to date, what percentage of scam calls and SMSes have been successfully blocked by the app; (c) why is the app not available to Android users; (d) when will the app be available to Android users; and (e) what plans are there to step up public education to encourage residents to install the app.

Mr K Shanmugam: This question will be addressed as part of the three Ministerial Statements to be delivered by the Minister for Finance and Deputy Chairman of MAS, Lawrence Wong, the Minister for Communications and Information & Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation & Cybersecurity, Josephine Teo, and the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Desmond Tan at tomorrow’s Sitting.

Ministry of Home Affairs
14 February 2022

https://sprs.parl.gov.sg/search/sprs3topic?reportid=written-answer-9972

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