Police reports over scammers posing as Government officials

Police reports over scammers posing as Government officials

SINGAPORE - Members of the public have filed police reports after receiving phone calls from 'various government agencies' requesting for money transfers or credit card details, said the police on Monday (July 6).

The callers claimed to be government officials or civil servants such as an immigration officer, a police officer or a court officer.

The police issued an advisory on its Facebook page, saying that Government agencies do not call members of the public to request for any money transfers or credit card details.

 

ADVISORY ON PHONE SCAM BY PERSONS IMPERSONATING AS GOVERNMENT AGENCY OFFICERS #scamalertPolice have received several...

Posted by Singapore Police Force on Monday, July 6, 2015

It added: "These calls are typical scammers' tactics. Members of the public are reminded to exercise vigilance and be wary of such phone calls."

Police advised that those who received such calls should ignore the caller, not transfer any money to the caller, either via remittance agencies, banks or any other means and report the case to the police.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Police at 1800-255 0000 or 999 for urgent Police assistance.

Information can also be submitted online at www.police.gov.sg/CrimeStopper.

debwong@sph.com.sg

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