Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Help for Residents who Receive Unsolicited Text Messages from Loansharks and Finance Companies, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 01 October 2018


Ms Joan Pereira: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs how can the Police help residents who receive unsolicited text messages from loansharks and finance companies, threatening them to pay up though they have no dealings with them whatsoever.


1.   Members of the public who receive unsolicited text messages from moneylenders should not reply to these messages.

2.     Those with information on unlicensed moneylenders can call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or the National Crime Prevention Council’s X Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664. All information given to the Police will be kept confidential.




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