Residents warn of scams
SCAMMERS have targeted Childers residents with two different scams.
Mr Wilson of Childers was the receiver of a letter, informing him of an inheritance of $7.9 million.
Mr Wilson wasn’t falling for it. He was sure it was a scam.
The sender was Mr Oilstrap Martin, an account manager with TD Canada Trust bank.
Research found the bank to be real but nothing else.
The letter addressed to Mr Wilson was long-winded and ensuring him the letter was legitimate.
Mr Wilson wasn’t going to be a victim of a scam and wants others to come forward.
“I can’t possibly be the only person in Childers to get this letter,” he said.
Mr Wilson said our community had a lot of pensioners and it would be shocking if some got scammed.
Another resident of Childers (who prefers not to be named) received a letter.
This was in the form of an email from the ANZ Bank.
The email informed the ANZ customer he had entered his password incorrectly three times and the bank had suspended his account.
A link was attached, asking him to click, to unlock his account.
The concerned citizen took the email printout to the ANZ Bank.
The bank was approached for comments and to date hasn’t responded.
He was concerned with the email and he and Mr Wilson want to warn others not to fall victim to scammers.
Both men have not fallen victim to any scam and ask for others to report it to authorities.
For more information and to report a scam, go to www.scamwatch.gov.au or phone 1300 795 995
The Scamwatch ACCC infocentre operates Monday-Friday from 8.30am-6pm.
Mr Wilson I can’t possibly be the only person in Childers to get this