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    Police warn public on scam calls, messages

    Hakim Hayat

    Police yesterday warned the public to not fall for scam calls or text messages purportedly coming from law enforcement agencies, particularly the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) following reports lodged by the public.

    According to the RBPF, the victims reported receiving text messages from individuals claiming to be police officers who said that they have been named suspects of a crime and asked for their home addresses and also asking the victims to bail-out their friends from prison.

    The police shared that they will not contact a suspect involved in criminal cases, and stressed that specific procedures and regulations will be utilised to bring in a suspect.

    When receiving such calls, unsuspecting victims may panic and will follow bogus instructions to avoid being caught up in the law.

    The RBPF advised the public to not entertain any calls of text messages that requests for any personal information.

    They also cautioned the public from divulging their home address, bank account number or pin numbers/passwords or make any financial transactions in responding to calls or text messages that appear to be suspicious.

    If anyone receives such calls or texts, the RBPF urged the public to immediately end the call and report directly to the Police hotline 993 or at any nearest police station.

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