Ministry denies calling members of public claiming they are wanted by cops

PETALING JAYA: The Communications and Digital Ministry has denied making phone calls to members of the public to inform them that they were wanted by the police.

In a statement on Tuesday (Dec 20) the ministry said the phone calls were fraudulent and advised the public to be wary of them.

“Be cautious of phone calls claiming to be from the Communications and Digital Ministry saying that you are wanted by the police for committing crimes.

“Always verify the authenticity of the call before divulging any of your personal details,” it said.

It also advised the public to report such cases to the CCID scam response centre at 03-2610 1559, 03-2610 1599 or 997 within 24 hours if they fell victim to such scams.