Members of public continue to receive calls from scammers pretending to be police officers

Submitted by Stomper Bernard

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Stomper Bernard wants to remind others to be wary of calls ending with '999' from fake police officers.

He received a call from 6373 1999 at 8.50am today.

Fortunately, Bernard knew something was not right when the voice on the other end sounded like it was an automated message.

"The person said that they were calling from a police station and asked for my NRIC number," said Bernard.

He hung up immediately after.

The police posted a scam alert on their Facebook page on Feb 27 warning members of the public to ignore these calls and the caller's instructions:

"The Police have received information that members of the public are receiving calls with numbers ending with "6XXXX999", allegedly from SPF officers.

"The Police would like to clarify that these calls were not made by our Police officers. Members of the public are advised to take the following precautions when they receive calls from unknown origins.

  • Ignore such calls and the caller’s instructions.
  • Do not provide your name, identification number, passport details, contact details, bank account or credit card details. Such information are useful to criminals.

"Members of the public may call the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at should they have any related information, and dial ‘999’ only if urgent Police assistance is required.

"To seek scam-related advice, members of the public may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688."