Chinese Official Impersonation Scam
photo: The New Paper
Impersonation Scam (Chinese Official)
Description of scam:
Victims will receive a call from employees of a courier company informing them that their identity has been
Victims were told that their identities were used to send parcels containing fake passports, weapons,
and various illegal items.
Victims were then referred to another caller claiming to be a police officer, customs officer
or government official and asked to provide more information regarding their personal particulars such as
name,identification number, address, passport number and bank account numbers.
They were subsequently threatened them and instructed to remit money to China so that the
authorities will not pursue the matter.
To avoid being a victim of such scams, we urge our customers to take note of the following:
- Ignore such calls and the caller's instructions.
- Do not provide name, identification number, passport details, contact details, bank account or
credit card details to the callers. Such information are useful to criminals.
- Do not make any fund transfers.
No government agency will instruct payment through a telephone call and direct you to
pay to a third party's bank account.
- Do not remit to anyone you don't know
Members of the public who have information related to such crimes can call the police hotline at
1800-255 0000, or dial 999 for urgent police assistance.