Friday, 18 August 2017

Scam warning: Phone scammers now pretending to be telco staff

Scammers are now masquerading as staff of telcos based in either China or Singapore over the phone, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) warned in an advisory.

The call recipients were told that a mobile phone number registered under their names had been used for illicit activities such as the operating of an online gambling website or accessing illegal websites.

The Mandarin-speaking operator would then go on to ask for personal information, such as the recipient's name, identification card number, nationality and contact number, claiming this was to assist in resolving the matter, the SPF said.

Police advised members of the public to ignore unsolicited calls, especially from unknown parties and not to give out personal info, bank details or passwords to them.