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If you have gotten text messages claiming that your family member has been kidnapped and asking for a ransom in exchange for their safety, do not panic.
This is a scam, warned the police, after they received numerous reports from members of the public about receiving such SMSes (Short Message Service).
If you receive such messages, here's what you should do:
Don’t panic – Remain calm and do not reply to the SMS. Block and report the number as spam.
Don’t believe – Contact your loved one immediately to confirm their safety.
Don’t give – do not transfer any money as instructed by the SMSes.
Those who wish to provide any information relating to such cases can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.
For urgent police assistance, dial '999'.
To seek scam-related advice, members of the public may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 or go to www.scamalert.sg.