Received calls from 1800-255-000 saying it's from the police? Ignore it

If you get a call from Police Hotline contact number 1800-255-0000, ignore it.

That's what the Singapore Police Force have announced on their Facebook page.

According to the post, the police understand that people have been receiving calls from the above-mentioned number.

They would like inform the public that calls from the Police Hotline will not show the number 1800-255-0000 on phones' caller IDs.

Read the post:

"The Police are aware that some members of the public have been receiving missed calls, from Police Hotline contact number 1800-255-000 on their mobile phones.

"The Police would like to inform that the number “1800-255-0000” would not be reflected on the phones for all genuine calls made from the Police Hotline.

"Members of the public are advised to ignore such calls from unknown origins, where Caller ID spoofing technology may be used to mask the actual phone number and display a different number.

"They may submit information online at should they have any related information, and dial ‘999’ only if urgent Police assistance is required."