Call that claimed to be from 'UOB' turned out to be a scam

Anonymous | 09 Nov 2022

Phishing Scam Impersonation Scam

Received a call from this number +6588263420, informing me that I got a UOB credit card transaction of $4830, if unauthorised - selection option 2. After selecting the option, I spoke to this guy who sounded like a Chinese male in 30/40s and talked like a local with typing noise in background - he asked for my name and kept asking if i have made this transaction - a uob gold card, asked for my name and ic to verify.

I asked for details, since he had my name and ic details - where i applied it as I didn’t recall having this card - and no impression of any gold card from any bak for teh longest time - he informed i walked into Tampines UOB branch and made the application on 25 oct 2022- i realise its a scam - as i have not been in Tampines since 2019 and not stepped into a uob branch anytime this year.
On hearing my suspicions, he offer to connect me to cantonnment polic branch - i declined and hang up.

The whole call sounded ridiculous and using scare tactics to confuse and instil fear. Beware, guys!