SINGAPORE – The police have warned of a scam where callers would pretend to be friends of the recipients and ask them for money.
In a statement on Wednesday (Aug 18), the police said they have noticed this “continued trend in a scam variant”, where callers from unknown numbers would ask the victims questions like “Guess who am I? You can’t remember me?”.
In such cases, the victims reply to the caller with the names of their friends who they believed was the caller.
Then, the caller assumes the identity of one of the mentioned friends and claims to have lost their mobile phone or changed their contact number.
“The caller would contact the victims subsequently, asking for a loan due to financial difficulties or because they got into trouble with the law,” the police said.
The victims are then asked to transfer the money to bank accounts.
The police said: “Victims would only discover that they had been scammed when they contacted their friends and…