SINGAPORE – The Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) has warned the public not to fall victim to scammers impersonating its officers on the phone.
In its Facebook post on Monday, CDAC said it had been alerted to an incident where one of its beneficiaries received a suspicious automated voice call from a scammer impersonating CDAC.
In response to queries, CDAC’s director for education and stakeholder communications Tommie Chen said that a beneficiary who had applied for CDAC bursaries for her children received an automated voice call on May 30 from a local mobile number, claiming that there was a mismatch in the funds.
Thinking that the call was suspicious, the woman hung up and later confirmed with CDAC that it was a scam call.
In response to queries, the police confirmed that a report was lodged.
CDAC has advised the public to be vigilant and not to provide any personal information when they receive suspicious calls or text messages.