3 arrested over scams involving impersonation of local High Court official, China police

3 arrested over scams involving impersonation of local High Court official, China police

A man talks on his phone in the central business district.
SINGAPORE: Three men were arrested on Wednesday (Jun 27) for different impersonation scams.One of the scams involved a 31-year-old Singaporean who received a phone call from someone who claimed to be a High Court official.
Supreme Court issued an advisory warning the public to be aware of suspicious calls from people claiming to be court officers summoning them to attend court. Earlier this month, two men were charged for their alleged involvement in a series of China officials impersonation scams.The police warned that impersonation scams "can take on many variations", and advised the public to take precautions when receiving calls asking them to transfer money or to provide personal information.The police said members of the public should ignore such calls and not give out personal information and bank details. They also should not make any fund transfers if told to do so by these callers.For scam-related advice, the public can call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 or visit www.scamalert.sg.
Source: CNA/nc