Beware of scam calls attempting to impersonate your friend

Anonymous | 24 Nov 2021

Phishing Scam Impersonation Scam
I received a call from someone who spoke in Mandarin. This person was able to call me by name and he said just changed his phone, so I asked him to identify himself.

However, he keep dodging the question saying he is a close friend of mine, saying he is a little fat. i when silence for 1 min, then he say he got another phone call coming in, and to call him if i remember who he is. so i went online to reverse lookup his number on what I found out that this number is a invalid number not tied to any of sg's telco. hence, I am now sharing this story as that was definitely a scam call.

Editor's Note: Please note that personal data can be harvested by scammers from a variety of sources, so even if an unknown caller is able to share some of your personal details, including calling you by name, please do not trust the person blindly. Always verify the caller's identity, including calling the person concerned directly to check if they did call you for help.