Police warn of fake letters sent by bogus police officer

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Police are warning of fake letters purportedly sent by a police officer, following police reports lodged by members of the public.

In the letters, the recipients were asked to report to a police station on a specific date to assist in the investigations of an offence. The letters were signed off by a police officer from a police division.

A sample of a fake police letter that is in circulation among the Singapore public. (PHOTO: Singapore Police Force)

But police said on Wednesday (5 December) that these letters were not issued by them, and the name of the police officer was found to be fictitious.

The reports have been classified as Intentional Harassment under Section 3(2) of the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA). Investigations are ongoing.

The public are encouraged to share this advisory with family and friends. If in doubt, they may verify the authenticity of such letters by contacting the respective Police divisions.

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