Scam warn­ing

Isis Town and Country - - News -

CHILDERS Po­lice have urged res­i­dents to avoid giv­ing out per­sonal de­tails. Act­ing Of­fi­cer in Charge Sharon Mor­gan said of­fi­cers had re­ceived an alert from a res­i­dent who called a po­ten­tial scam­mer out. “She said they sounded for­eign, but claimed they were from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment Re­claim Depart­ment,” Snr Constable Mor­gan said. The caller claimed the fic­tional depart­ment had not been paid enough and asked for per­sonal de­tails, in­clud­ing name, ad­dress and bank de­tails. “Don’t pro­vide de­tails over the phone,” she said. “If you owe the gov­ern­ment money they usu­ally con­tact you by mail.”

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