Do not reply to such an SMS or call. Do not interact in any way.
Unsolicited SMSes or calls from unknown sources that are related to loans, financial assistance or online gambling are likely to be associated with unlicensed moneylending and illegal gambling activities. The PDPC investigates all complaints regarding unsolicited telemarketing SMSes or calls seriously. However, unlicensed moneylending and illegal gambling are serious criminal offences in Singapore where the Police are the relevant authority to investigate such offences. If you receive such SMSes or calls, please notify the Police directly by:
Complaints received by the PDPC relating to such activities will be referred to the Police.
Organisations are generally not allowed to collect, use or disclose your NRIC number (or copy of your NRIC). They may do so only if it is required under the law (or an exception under the PDPA applies) or necessary to accurately establish or verify your identity to a high degree of fidelity.
Do the following situations constitute collection of personal data - for example:
(a) checking my NRIC to verify my identity at point of entry into a particular place; and
(b) checking my NRIC to verify my age?
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