Dear A.S.S. Editor
Police have been alerted about more scams impersonating police officers to the public. This time around, fake emails from scammers impersonating the Traffic Police have been doing their rounds. In a press release, the police indicated that the email would typically claim that the recipient needed to pay a parking fine and appear in court. It would also provide a link to a website and a phone number to call to pay the “fine” via credit card.
Police have today clarified that no government agency will ask for payment through a telephone call, especially to a third party’s bank account. The email address, website and phone number does not belong to the Singapore Police Force.
These scammers do not know when to stop. They will keep trying to scam people, so, we have to be mindful of any emails or phone calls or messages we received. We can always check with the police hotline at 1800-255-0000 if in doubt.