Ignore calls starting with 999: Police

Do not call back if you see a missed call starting with the numbers 999, the Singapore Police Force said yesterday.

Members of the public have been getting missed calls on their mobile phones, starting with the numbers 999, for instance "999-XXXXX", the police said in a Facebook post.

When they called the number, they were connected to the police emergency hotline instead.

Police said such calls from unknown origins should be ignored. "Caller ID spoofing technology may be used to mask the actual phone number and display a different number," they added.

For non-urgent cases, members of the public can call 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. They should call 999 only if urgent police assistance is required.

Chew Hui Min

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2016, with the headline 'Ignore calls starting with 999: Police'. Print Edition | Subscribe