Beware of Government Official Impersonation scams

Anonymous | 15 May 2024

Impersonation Scam
During work, I received a video call from +65 9460 247? on WhatsApp, which I answered, assuming it was a colleague. Instead, a person claiming to be a police officer, presumably Malay, appeared on screen, with a police department banner in the background. Despite my intention to hang up, the scammer immediately pressured me to show my IC without any explanation. Without a word, I ended the call. If this was a genuine officer, their conduct was extremely unprofessional and unacceptable.