New scam

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

READER warns of a new scam, this time by phone. His wife got a call yes­ter­day from a bloke say­ing that the Aus­tralian gov­ern­ment wanted to re­turn money that had been over­charged by her bank. Af­ter get­ting her de­tails, he asked for her bank ac­count in­for­ma­tion but she re­fused and asked them to send a cheque. She got a phone num­ber to ring back, but it was per­pet­u­ally en­gaged and the sus­pi­cion is that it’s just a scam to get per­sonal in­for­ma­tion and bank de­tails so that they can draw on your ac­count.

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