ADVISORY ON TELEPHONE EXTORTION SCHEMES
The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has become aware of telephone extortion schemes, where scammers pose as government officials and ask personal information.
Several reported instances involve automated telephone prompts, which direct the victim to a person claiming to be the police. The said person will then harass the victim of having connections to illegal drugs and demand the victim’s private details, such as SSS and bank account numbers.
Please be advised that the AMLC and its Members, as well as the AMLC Secretariat or any of its personnel, do not, and will never, contact the public and request personal or financial information, including bank account, credit card, account balance, transaction, and online account details, through telephone, mobile phone, e-mail, or other modes of communication. Appropriate investigating agencies have been alerted to trace the source of these fraudulent calls.