New Scam Using SPF Hotline No. 1800-255-0000, Police Advise Public to Ignore Calls

Most of you guys probably didn’t know the Singapore Police Force (SPF) has a hotline besides 999.

Now you know.

1800-255-0000 is SPF’s hotline for members of the public to provide information on crimes as well as other non-urgent matters.

And it seemed that there is a new scam going around where you receive a missed call from the number on your mobile phone.

On 19 May 2017 at around 2.30 pm, the SPF released an advisory on their Facebook page to alert the public to the scam.

They advised the public not to pick up any calls which reflected their hotline number.

Should a call be made from the Police hotline, the number will not be reflected on your Caller ID.

They indicated that Caller ID spoofing technology may be used to hide the actual number and display theirs instead.

If you have any information about the new scam, you can submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness

And of course, only dial 999 if it’s an urgent situation. If it’s a non-urgent matter, call the hotline instead.

Spread this to your friends and families before they become targets!

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Feature Image: straitstimes.com

This article was first published on goodyfeed.com

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