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

03 Oct 2022 | Impersonation Scam

A fake call claiming to be from 'MOH' didn't have the + prefix

Instead of the usual +65 for the scam calls, I had recently received a scam call from MOH saying "we have tried to contact you regarding your vaccination status but to no avail, press 1 for....etc" and…...

01 Oct 2022 | Impersonation Scam

Scammer claimed to be an old 'friend'

This guy called and claimed to be my sec sch friend. He said he lost his phone during lunch and this is his new number and asked me to update his contact details. Called me the next day and asked if…...

30 Sep 2022 | Impersonation Scam

Unsolicited phone call from a 'friend' turned out to be a scam

Picked up a call with local number without +65 prefix. The number used was 81943749 The person never gave his name. He said i change handphone number so calling to let you know. Me: hello, who is this…...

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