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Scam alert : Public advisory on bogus phone calls from persons faking as an MOM or a government officer

Be vigilant. Do not transfer any money. Do not provide personal info.

Members of the public have alerted MOM that they received suspicious calls from a person claiming to be an MOM or government officer, and asking them to transfer money to an account to resolve issues related to their stay in Singapore or work pass application. The phone number displayed on the receiver’s phone is that of the MOM Contact Centre’s hotline – 6438 5122.

This is a scam. Our officers will not make such calls to ask for fund transfers. We have advised the affected individuals to lodge police reports.

Members of public who receive such calls should:

  • Be vigilant. MOM will not ask you to make a payment through a telephone call, especially to a third party’s bank account. In such situations, you should ignore the call.
  • Do not transfer any money to the caller, either via remittance agencies, banks or any other means.
  • Do not provide personal information like name, identification number, passport, bank account or credit card details.

We take such incidents seriously, as they undermine public trust in MOM. If you have information related to such incidents, call the Police hotline at 1800 255 0000 or dial 999 for urgent Police assistance.

For more information, please refer to http://scamalert.sg/types-of-scams/impersonation-scam.

Last Updated: 05 September 2017