Impersonation Scam

Impersonation Scam

As of December 2021

752

victims

Have fallen prey to scammers

S$106.4

million

Total amount lost to scammers

S$6.2

million

Largest amount lost by an individual

WHAT IS AN Impersonation Scam?

This scam usually involves a phone call from someone claiming to be a local government official (e.g. government official, police officer or court official), staff from a bank or telco, or a representative of a Chinese bank or courier company.

Look out for these scam signs

How to stay safe

Don't pick up calls from these numbers unless you're expecting an overseas call.
Do not disclose your personal details to anyone without verification. Never share confidential information such as account passwords, OTPs with anyone. Banks and government officials will never ask you for bank transfers, personal details, bank account and credit card details, or OTPs over the phone.
Hang up immediately if the caller cannot identify themselves properly. Always verify the authenticity of the information or request through official websites, apps, email or call the company's hotline.
Do not click on URLs in unsolicited emails or text messages.
Do not act on requests for sensitive and personal information without verification, especially if the request is made out of the blue. If in doubt, ask someone you trust for a second opinion.

Impersonation Scam: Real Stories

15 Aug 2022 | Impersonation Scam

Caller who claimed to be a friend turned out to be a scammer

Encountered a “Fake Friend” scam. A caller using an sg number with a very strong Malaysian Chinese accent called. Informed me that changed his number, but kept asking if I knew who he was while hinting…...

14 Aug 2022 | Impersonation Scam

Scammer hung up when he knew that I couldn't be scammed

Robo call claiming to be from "ICA" called. Asked to press a certain number for preferred language. Music lasting approx 1 min played. Man with Chinese accent claiming to be from ica answered after, asking…...

12 Aug 2022 | Impersonation Scam

Caller said something nasty when I didn't want to take up offer

Received a private number call at around 7pm. She called me by my surname and claimed she's from 'MOH'. Sounded like local ppl. Said, to ensure I have no health issue (chronic disease) then they will…...

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