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.