Beware of impersonation phone calls claiming to be from banks

Anonymous | 28 Nov 2023

Phishing Scam Impersonation Scam
The scammer called, pretending to be an agent for 'DBS', and informed me that my account might be compromised due to a suspicious transaction (a transfer to another bank account) of more than 10k currently pending. After explaining to the supposed agent that I did not initiate this transaction, he proceeded to request personal information such as my FIN, date of birth, and full name. Subsequently, he provided me with details about the suspicious transaction and instructed me to file a report with a police officer who would contact me via WhatsApp.

A purported police officer contacted me shortly afterward on WhatsApp, and unfortunately, I shared the details of the suspicious transaction with them. Growing suspicious, I decided to call DBS to verify the legitimacy of the situation and discovered that it was indeed a scam. While I did not disclose any information about my bank account, I am concerned about the potential misuse of the personal details I provided. The imposter police officer's contact number is +65 8147 638?.