The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has warned members of the public to be wary of scam callers who claim to be officers from government agencies.
Accusing recipients of breaking Covid-19 rules
According to a press release by ICA, the agency is aware that members of the public have been receiving calls from “+65 6812 5555”, which is similar to ICA’s SafeTravel enquiries helpline.
The scam callers would accuse the recipient of either spreading fake news related to Covid-19 or breaking Covid-19 rules.
They would also claim that a report would be made against the recipients if they do not pay a penalty.
Police report made
ICA clarified that such calls are not made by officers from ICA or any other government agencies.
“ICA does not call members of the public to request money in any form over the phone,” the agency said, adding that it takes a serious…