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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