Most recent update: ACRA says refunds and waivers from Data Register are now available. Please check here: https://www.acra.gov.sg/components/templates/newsDetails.aspx?id=79a39de6-748b-4612-929c-6ede7dcf34e7
*Important Note* I have been receiving some very annoying comments here – people seem to want me to provide some personal GUARANTEE that they will be safe from harm or legal proceedings once they make a police report against Data Register. Hellooo?? I am NOT the police! Go get your guarantee at the police station! And if you are SO AFRAID Data Register will come after you, just PAY the company, and help all of us here to pay them as well ok? Thank you! I am NOT PAYING! The comments section is now closed. Do not contact me via any means.
Latest Update (4th Feb 2015) – 1,000 additional charges brought against Data Register by ACRA!
I have been getting email and facebook enquiries from people who have received letters from Singapore Company Register / Data Register recently. Apparently, the company is now threatening to impose an 8% interest for overdue payment. This has caused unnecessary stress to business owners, in what is supposed to be a festive period!
Here’s a Facebook message from one stressed business owner (I kid you not)
If you have received a bill or letter from Singapore Company Register / Data Register, here’s what you should do:
1) Calm Down
Understand that they can do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to you or your business. They just want to collect payment from you for listing your company on their website.
They can’t even collect 1 cent from you unless you give it to them.
2) (Optional) Have A Game Of Paper Toss
Step 1: crush the paper
Step 2: aim the paper ball at the bin closest to you
Step 3: throw
3) Make A Police Report
That’s what I have done. That’s also what hundreds, if not thousands, of business owners have done too.
Then tell the pinoy staff or whoever calls or emails you that you have already made a police report and tell them to stop harassing you.
If your number is listed on the Do-Not-Call Registry, and they STILL contact you, then make a report too. 😉
*If you are too busy to head to a police station in person, you can lodge a report online too: http://www.police.gov.sg/epc/index.html
4) Send The Letters And Emails You Have Received To SMRT Ltd (Feedback)
I am not affiliated with this site. This is what they have said they will do:
5) Mark Those Emails As Spam
Get another letter chasing you for payment? Mark it as spam, so all future emails from them will be re-directed to your spam folder.
And then, it’s business as usual for you. Instead of giving away 400-plus dollars, why not buy yourself and your loved ones a nice Christmas dinner?
You are welcome.
NOTE: Please read the comments below. And DO NOT email or contact me via my blog. I am NOT PAID to respond to the same queries over and over again. All emails regarding this issue will be IGNORED as I cannot handle the volume of enquiries. Thank you.