Po­lice warn­ing of tele­phone scams

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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