Police warning of telephone scams
RESIDENTS are advised to be cautious due to a number of phone scams reported in the area.
One such scam involves a telephone call claiming to have an arrest warrant, advising the listener not to ignore this warning and to make a payment.
Monto Police Sergeant Mick Bazzo said such calls are against police procedure and advised not to make any payments.
“If we have a warrant for your arrest, we won’t ring you,” Sgt Bazzo said.
Another such scam involves a phone call claiming to be from an internet service provider saying that the internet has been cut off.
Allegedly, this method uses the phone connection to access the person’s internet and should be disconnected immediately.
Sgt Bazzo said the scams target retirees and advised reporting any suspicious calls to the police.