Pretending to be a former police Mr Ng Joo Hee to recruit 50 police officers

Singapore Police Facebook on 19 Feb 2021

A new scam has recently appeared on the Telegram app. where the scammer impersonates as the former Commissioner of Police Mr. Ng Joo Hee.

Telegram users would receive text messages from a Telegram account which uses the profile picture and name of Mr. Ng. The text message states that the Singapore Police Force (SPF) is recruiting 50 people to join the organisation and those who are interested can indicate their interest by leaving a message to a number provided as part of the message, via the WhatsApp platform.

The police issued a statement on February 19 to emphasise that these text messages are not from the SPF or sent by Police officers. Members of the public who receive such text messages are advised to take the following crime prevention measures:

  • Ignore the instructions. Do not engage with the scammers; and
  • Never disclose your personal or banking details and One-Time Password (OTP) to anyone.

If you have information related to such scams, please call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

For more information on scams, members of the public can visit www.scamalert.sg or call the anti-scam hotline at 1800-722-6688. Join the ‘Spot the Signs. Stop the Crimes’ campaign at ww.scamalert.sg/fight
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