New scam uses S’pore police hotline number 1800-255-000

Just ignore and don't pick up.

By Belmont Lay | May 19, 2017

What happens if your phone registers a call from the Singapore police hotline number 1800-255-000?

It’s a scam.

The police have issued an advisory via Facebook:

“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,” the police said.

The hotline is meant for the public to provide information on crimes and other non-urgent matters.

The number 1800-255-0000 would also not be reflected on phones for all genuine calls made from the hotline, police said.

So, just ignore it and don’t pick up.

A similar scam which used numbers starting with 999 was carried out last July.

 

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