Res­i­dents warn of scams

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JODIE DIXON

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

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