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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
Calls or messages from courier companies, telcos, e-commerce platforms or government agencies asking for personal details, bank account details or OTPs.
Caller claims you have committed an offence, have pending court cases, account issues, and threatens to escalate the matter to higher authorities if you do not cooperate.
Numbers with a '+' prefix are not necessarily from Singapore, so beware.
Unexpected messages or calls with no prior contact with the person or organisation. Person is unable to provide specific details of the situation but pressures you for personal details.
How to stay safe
Impersonation Scam: Real Stories
15 Aug 2022 | Impersonation Scam
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
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
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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