As of today, Ohmyhome’s 110,000 monthly active users in Singapore can access Singpass-verified property listings on the platform. This initiative is part of Ohmyhome’s effort to enhance the security of its platform and ensure the authenticity of all listed properties. This security feature is currently tailored for HDB homeowners who wish to sell or lease their properties, by allowing them to verify their listings automatically via Singpass. With Singpass-verified listings, it will promote a more secure seller-buyer and landlord-tenant communication.
A property platform you can trust, with Singpass-verified property listings
Scammers are getting smarter and more creative with their tactics in 2021, as scam cases surged by 53% from 2020. In fact, the police have warned against the recent spate of rental scams involving fake property listings that cost about 144 victims at least $19,000 in money lost since January 2022.
It is not only important for the public to be well-informed and discerning, but companies who are handling transactions and confidential information need to step up their efforts in enhancing security and compliance.
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Ms. Race Wong, CPO of Ohmyhome, states “In today’s digital era, it is our absolute duty to ensure that we provide a secure and trusted platform for our customers. We have partnered with The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) for it is the most adopted national digital identity system in the world, with over 4.2 million users in Singapore. This collaboration will upgrade the authenticity, security and convenience factors in property transactions, and we are proud to say that we are now the first and the only prop-tech platform to do so, and will continue to strive to improve customer experience and trust in our services.”
With a DIY platform that allows genuine sellers and landlords to conveniently list their properties for sale or rent, and for genuine buyers and tenants to look for their ideal home and place of accommodations, Ohmyhome has taken the necessary steps to progressively strengthen its anti-fraud policies to reduce impersonation cases with Myinfo’s unique customer’s data, and protect their customers and enhance customer experience. Ohmyhome also enforces a strict compliance policy that will only retrieve users’ Myinfo data upon permission in Singpass. Ohmyhome will only collect the minimum set of data required to verify their homes for sale and rent, and all data sent between Ohmyhome and Singpass are encrypted.
What does this mean for Ohmyhome platform users?
- HDB Property listing ownership verification can now be done via Singpass
- A more convenient way for owners to list and verify their HDB properties simultaneously, with Myinfo’s automatic form submission instead of manual entries
- A more secure environment for seller-buyer and landlord-tenant communication, as buyers and tenants will be able to locate a genuine and verified property listing easily, which will reduce scam cases drastically.
In August 2022
- It will be compulsory for all HDB and Private property listings to be verified on Ohmyhome.
- Property listing ownership verification will be able to be done via (i) Singpass or (ii) Manual submission of documents
How it works
Step 1: Download the Ohmyhome app and start listing your HDB flat
Step 2: Tap on “Retrieve Myinfo with Singpass”
Step 3: Upon successful verification, your information will be filled automatically
Step 4: Your verified listing will display a Singpass-verified icon.
List your home for free on Ohmyhome – no hidden fees!
Post a property listing for sale or for rent within minutes on the Ohmyhome mobile app, available on App Store and Google Play. You can browse multiple ShoutOuts from buyers and tenants that tell you their preferred property, from location to budget. If it matches your listing, you can suggest it to them immediately, start a conversation, and close a deal — all in one app.