Police warn against scam phone calls impersonating them

SINGAPORE - Numerous reports have been filed regarding scam phone calls impersonating the police, the authority said in a press statement on Saturday (June 4).

The recipients of such calls would first hear an automated Mandarin voice message instructing them to enter a number.

A Mandarin-speaking operator would then ask for their personal information, or inform them to proceed to the police station with their identification card or police officers would be despatched to their residence.

Police have clarified that these calls were not made by SPF officers.

They added: "Such calls impersonating government officials are typical scammers' tactics."

Should members of public continue to receive such calls, they should ignore the caller and avoid revealing important details such as their names, IC numbers, passport details, bank account or credit card details.

debwong@sph.com.sg