Warn­ing: over­due li­brary fee scam

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

SUN­SHINE Coast res­i­dents should be­ware of bo­gus phone calls re­quest­ing pay­ment for over­due li­brary books.

A small num­ber of iso­lated in­ci­dents of a scam­mer call­ing res­i­dents ad­vis­ing them they have over­due li­brary books and they can pay the fine over the phone have been re­ported to Sun­shine Coast Council in re­cent weeks.

The caller is not au­tho­rised by the Sun­shine Coast Li­brary Ser­vice nor is it a process that is used by our li­braries.

Any­one who has re­ceived a call of this na­ture and paid money to the caller is en­cour­aged to phone Po­licelink on 131 444 so that the mat­ter can be in­ves­ti­gated.

If any­one re­ceives a call but recog­nises it as a scam, the mat­ter can be re­ported on­line to www.scamwatch.gov.au.

If you have an over­due li­brary item, please phone your near­est Sun­shine Coast Council Li­brary branch on (07) 5475 8989.

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