ICA warns public about scam callers impersonating its officers

ICA has advised members of public who receive such calls to not provide any personal information nor carry out any financial transactions as instructed by the callers.
ICA has advised members of public who receive such calls to not provide any personal information nor carry out any financial transactions as instructed by the callers.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Scam callers have been impersonating Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers, and trying to obtain people's passport numbers, the agency warned in a press release on Friday (Oct 6).

It said that members of the public have been receiving calls from +6562148427.

"The ICA would like to clarify that these calls were not made by our officers. ICA does not call members of the public to request for personal information over the phone," it said.

The agency has alerted the police.

ICA advised members of the public to ignore such calls. Those who receive such calls should not provide any personal information or carry out any financial transactions as instructed by the callers.

 

"ICA takes a serious view of such scam calls as it undermines public trust in ICA," said the agency.

Anyone with any related information can call the police hotline on 1800-2550000 or submit it online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness

Dial 999 only if police assistance is required urgently.