CNB warns of callers who impersonate its officers and ask for money

Posed photo of a person answering a phone call.
PHOTO: The New Paper

SINGAPORE - If you receive a phone call or WhatsApp message from someone claiming to be from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), who first says that you "have cases with CNB" and later asks you for money, take heed: It's either a prank or a scam.

In a statement on Tuesday (June 22), CNB highlighted such reported incidents and that it will be working with the police to investigate them.

CNB said that its officers are not allowed to request for any favours in money or in kind, nor to threaten any person to provide monetary favours in order to facilitate a case.

Anyone who suspects that they have been a victim of such pranks or attempts to dishonestly appropriate money are advised to contact CNB at 1800-325-6666 or e-mail to report their suspicions.