Updated: 05/31/2014 01:13

Phone Scammers masquerading as MOM Officers

Phone Scammers masquerading as MOM Officers

The police are issuing a warning about a phone scam involving people claiming to be Manpower Ministry officers. 

The scammers call their victims using a phone number similar to the Manpower Ministry Contact Centre's hotline, claiming there's an error in their personal particulars. 

They then tell their victims to transfer money to an account to settle issues related to their stay in Singapore, or work pass application. 

So far, 15 victims have been cheated of more than $31,000.

The Manpower Ministry has clarified that these calls are not from its officers. 

It advises the public to ignore such calls, not to transfer any money to the caller, and to notify the police immediately by dialling "999" to report the case.

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