Impersonating Police Scam 冒充警察骗局

Pretending to be a former police Mr Peter Ng Joo Hee to recruit 50 police officers

Singapore Police Facebook on 19 Feb 2021

A new scam has recently appeared on the Telegram app. where the scammer impersonates as the former Commissioner of Police Mr. Ng Joo Hee.

Telegram users would receive text messages from a Telegram account which uses the profile picture and name of Mr. Ng. The text message states that the Singapore Police Force (SPF) is recruiting 50 people to join the organisation and those who are interested can indicate their interest by leaving a message to a number provided as part of the message, via the WhatsApp platform.

The police issued a statement on February 19 to emphasise that these text messages are not from the SPF or sent by Police officers. Members of the public who receive such text messages are advised to take the following crime prevention measures:

  • Ignore the instructions. Do not engage with the scammers; and
  • Never disclose your personal or banking details and One-Time Password (OTP) to anyone.

If you have information related to such scams, please call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at

For more information on scams, members of the public can visit or call the anti-scam hotline at 1800-722-6688. Join the ‘Spot the Signs. Stop the Crimes’ campaign at
by signing up as an advocate to receive up-to-date messages and share them with your family and friends. Together, we can help stop scams and prevent our loved ones from becoming the next victim.

冒充前警察总监 骗子称招募50警员

联合早报发布于 2021年2月19日

即时消息应用Telegram上近日出现新骗术,骗子冒充前警察总监黄裕喜(Ng Joo Hee)。





Malaysian woman cheated of $1.3 million inheritance in phone scam

Published by The Straits Times on OCT 29, 2020, 2:21 PM SGT

Ms Dolly Ng received a call from a man claiming to be a policeman, who said her inherited funds were under a probe. 

KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – About 30 years ago, Ms Dolly Ng inherited more than RM4 million (S$1.3 million) from her parents.

The 72-year-old had been keeping the money in several bank accounts throughout the years.

Some time in May last year, a person claiming to be a policeman contacted her.

“The caller told me that my money in the accounts was under investigation by the authorities.

“He advised me to open a new account and transfer the entire amount there,” said Ms Ng.

The former piano teacher said she followed the instructions and transferred RM4.3 million into the new account.

“About two months later, a friend told me about some scams during a casual conversation.

“I got worried and decided to go to the bank to check my savings, ” she said.

She was shocked when told that there was only RM14,000 left in her account.

“I quickly withdrew the remaining RM14,000,” Ms Ng said, adding that she then lodged a police report.

From the printed statements she obtained from the bank, it showed that her money was transferred out via Internet banking to 18 individual accounts over a period of 45 days.

“I did not open any Internet banking facility under the account. So how can the bank allow the transactions without any verification from me?” she said.

According to the statements, some of the names were of people who were not known to her.

A transaction of RM9,999 was made 15 times a day, which totalled up to 459 transactions from June 1 to July 16,2019.

“I am a retiree. The money was my only safety net. I have no other income to last through my old age,” said Ms Ng.

She has since initiated legal action against the bank, seeking to be reimbursed the lost amount.

“The bank lost my money. It is only right that they give it back to me, ” she said.

Ms Ng’s lawyer, Mr Loo Chay Meng, said the case had been filed at the Shah Alam High Court.

The hearing is fixed for Nov 23 and 24.


Published by Singapore Police Force on 4 August 2016

The Police are aware that members of public have received phone calls from ‘+65 999’ on their mobile phones. Recipients of such calls would first hear an automated Mandarin voice message instructing them to enter a number. A Mandarin-speaking operator, claiming to be from the Singapore Police Force (SPF), would then ask for their personal information. Otherwise, they were told to proceed to the police station with their identification card or Police officers would be despatched to their residence.

On the other hand, when return calls were made by members of public who received missed calls from ‘+65 999’, they would be connected to the Police emergency hotline at ‘999’ instead.

The Police would like to clarify that these calls were not made by SPF officers. Such calls are typical scammers’ tactics where caller ID spoofing technology may be used to mask the actual phone number and a different number is displayed. Members of public are advised to take the following precautions when they receive calls from unknown origins:

• Ignore such calls and the caller’s instructions.

• Do not provide your name, identification number, passport details, contact details, bank account or credit card details. Such information are useful to criminals.

Members of public may call the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at should they have any related information, and dial ‘999’ only if urgent Police assistance is required.

Help spread the word and share this advisory with your family and friends.




另一方面,当市民接到“+65 …..999”未接来电时,他们会转接至警方紧急热线“999”。

警方想澄清的是,这些电话不是由 SPF 官员发出的。此类电话是诈骗者的典型策略,其中可能会使用来电显示欺骗技术来掩盖实际电话号码并显示不同的号码。市民在接到来电不明的电话时,应采取以下预防措施:

• 忽略此类呼叫和呼叫者的指示。

• 不要提供您的姓名、身份证号码、护照详细信息、联系方式、银行帐户或信用卡详细信息。这些信息对犯罪分子很有用。

如有任何相关信息,公众可拨打警方热线 1800-255 0000 或在线提交信息,只有在需要警方紧急协助时才拨打“999”。


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