I lost over $3k to a Fake Friend Call scam

Anonymous | 26 May 2023

Impersonation Scam
He called me pretending to be my friend, claiming that he had lost his phone. He knew my name and even mentioned my friend's name, which made me dismiss any suspicion as he sounded exactly like my friend.

The following day, he called me again seeking help, stating that he was locked out of his POSB account and needed to transfer funds to a contractor. I made the transfer but became suspicious of his story. I decided to call my friend's number and discovered that I had been scammed. I immediately filed a police report and contacted the bank.

The transferred amount exceeded $3,000