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Police Advisory On Messages Claiming Kidnap Of Loved Ones

The Police have received numerous reports from members of the public informing that they have received Short Message Services (SMSes) claiming that their loved ones had been kidnapped. The SMSes also asked for money as ransom to ensure the safety of their loved ones. The Police would like to warn the public that this is a scam.

Members of the public are advised to adopt the following measures if they receive such SMSes:

 

a.         Don’t panic – Remain calm and do not reply to the SMS. Block and report the number as spam.

b.         Don’t believe – Contact your loved one immediately to confirm their safety.

c.          Don’t give – Do not transfer any money as instructed by the SMSes.

If you wish to provide any information relating to such cases, please call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. Please dial ‘999’ if you require urgent Police assistance.

To seek scam-related advice, members of the public may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 or go to www.scamalert.sg. Please share this advisory with your family and friends to prevent them from being the next scam victim.

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
01 June 2020 @ 2:00 PM
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