PDPC would like to alert the public to a variant of impersonation scams involving individuals pretending to be PDPC officers. Some organisations have reportedly received overseas calls with the callers claiming to be officers from PDPC. PDPC does not call organisations using overseas numbers.
Voice phishing is a typical scammer’s tactic to trick unsuspecting individuals to reveal personal or confidential information over the phone.
PDPC takes such incidents seriously, as they undermine the public’s trust in our public institutions. Organisations and members of the public should be careful with revealing personal and confidential information (such as NRIC numbers or financial details) over the phone to unknown parties. They can also contact PDPC at 6577 3131 to verify the identity of an officer who is claiming to be from the PDPC.
If you have any information related to such calls, please call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or dial 999 for urgent Police assistance. Members of the public may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 or go to www.scamalert.sg to seek scam-related advice.