MFA: Do Not Fall For Scammer Identifying Himself As ‘Alex Chang’ From MFA

There have been reports of more people falling victim to scam callers, despite a police report being filed last month about a scam caller impersonating one of its officers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (May 11).

The ministry said it filed a police report on Apr 22 after learning that a certain “Alex Chang” was impersonating as an MFA officer and telephoned members of the public to verify their personal particulars. “Alex Chang” also requested monetary payment to resolve issues related to their immigration white card.

“Unfortunately, the scam calls have not stopped and there have been a few cases where members of the public have fallen victim,” said MFA in a press release.

“There is no MFA officer by the name of ‘Alex Chang’. MFA and other Government agencies do not call members of the public to request for money transfers or credit card details.”

The ministry also reminded members of the public to not transfer money to the caller or provide credit card details should they receive such calls. If they have any information related to this case, they should call the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit a report online.



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