MAREEBA POLICE WARN ABOUT SCAMS
We all know that scams come in many shapes and sizes and can include unexpected money or winnings, fake charities, dating and romance, remote access scams and threats and extortion said Tablelands Crime Prevention Coordinator senior constable Aleda Day (pictured). Australian victims have lost a sum of $6,307,329.00 in July alone, and Police here on the Tablelands have received a number of inquiries in relation to scams recently. If you think you have been scammed, check your computer for viruses or contact your bank. You should report any scam to the ACCC via the SCAMwatch report a scam page or by calling 1300 795 995. Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government’s online safety and security website which is designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps to protect our personal and financial information online. And remember, the Queensland Police Service and the Australian Federal Police will NOT send you an email in relation to a traffic offence unless you have been stopped by police or your appearance in court, nor will the ATO ring you about back taxes demanding payment or a Police Officer will arrest you. If you haven’t entered the Lotto, the chances of you winning are slim to none.