Impersonation Scam

WHAT IS AN Impersonation Scam?

There are several variations of this scam. One involves a phone call from someone purporting to be a government official, such as a police officer, immigration officer or court official.

In another variation, the caller might claim to be an employee or representative of a Chinese bank or courier company. The caller might claim that your identity was used to send parcels containing fake passports or weapons, or to apply for overseas credit cards. They then refer you to another caller claiming to be a Chinese official, who will ask — or even threaten — you to give them personal information such as your passport or bank account number, internet banking credentials or One-Time Password (OTP).

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  • Unsolicited calls, especially robocalls, from people claiming to be officials, staff of courier companies, banks or telcos, that ask you for money or personal information. Know that no government agency would request for personal and banking details or fund transfer over the phone, through robocalls or
  • Do not heed the caller's instructions. Note that scammers may threaten or tell you not to talk to anyone about your situation in order to deter you from verifying if it is a scam.
  • Do not give bank details, credit card numbers, OTP

What to look out for

  • Unsolicited calls, especially robocalls, from people claiming to be officials, staff of courier companies, banks or telcos, that ask you for money or personal information. Know that no government agency would request for personal and banking details or fund transfer over the phone, through robocalls or

How to protect yourself

  • Do not heed the caller's instructions. Note that scammers may threaten or tell you not to talk to anyone about your situation in order to deter you from verifying if it is a scam.
  • Do not give bank details, credit card numbers, OTP

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27 Mar 2020

Do not respond to MOH impersonation phone calls. Simply hang up

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27 Mar 2020

Another MOH Impersonation scam encounter

Got a phone call with a recorded message saying i have a pending document with MOH and aSked to key in 9. I did not. The phone call ended on its own....

27 Mar 2020

Scammer who pretended to be MOH staff ended the call

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27 Mar 2020

Hang up scam phone calls!

Received A phone voice call from ‭+65 8887 6780‬ AT 11:39am 27 Mar 2020 with automated voice stating that the call is from MOH and THAT I had a document pending to process, then asked me to press “9”,…...

27 Mar 2020

Scammer hung up phone call when he couldn't answer my question

I got a call from the above number Mentioning himself as a sg gov authority and he wanted me to help me updating my bank account details in gov portal . When i turned up asking why im GETTING this call…...

27 Mar 2020

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Received a call from an automated voice system Introducing herselF (in EngLish with Mainland chinese accent & in mandarin) from ministry of health, asking me to Press 9....

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