Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority's (ICA) Airport Logistics Park said that many people have received scam calls from a number that is identical to the general office number of ICA. The authorities have advised members of the public who receive such calls to ignore them and the caller's instructions.
According to reports, the number - 6542 5314 - appears when someone claiming to be "John Richard" calls the recipients. Once they receive the call, they are asked for personal information such as their bank details and driving licence numbers.
ICA said that the calls were not made by its officers and it also clarified that it does not call members of the public to request for personal information over the phone. The authorities have urged the public to refrain from providing personal particulars or transferring money to the caller.
"ICA takes a serious view of such scam calls as it undermines public trust in ICA," it stated in the advisory. It added that the police have been alerted regarding this case.
In case of any related information, the members of the public may call the police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. One can also dial '999' only if urgent Police assistance is required.