Don't be fooled by Government Officials Impersonation scams

Anonymous | 30 Mar 2023

Impersonation Scam

On March 30, 2023, at 2:15 PM, I received a video call on WhatsApp from an individual dressed in full police uniform, complete with cap and mask. The man appeared to be in his 20s and was standing under a police sign. He requested that I show him a copy of my NRIC before continuing the call. However, I became skeptical and asked for his identity and the reason for the request. Since he could not provide me with satisfactory answers, I promptly ended the call and advised him to contact me through official channels.

It is important to note that this individual appeared genuine and serious, which is why I feel it is necessary to share this experience and warn others, especially young and senior citizens, of potential scams. We must all remain vigilant and cautious to protect ourselves from such fraudulent activities.