Bank scam nearly got me too

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

RE: New Scam, About Town with Mary Ver­non, Thurs­day March 24.

I also had the same phone call about the bank ow­ing me money and I went fur­ther with it. They get you to go to the Post Of­fice and get a West­ern Union trans­fer form then ring them from the Post Of­fice and they tell you how to fill out the form.

They wanted me to use the name John­son Ade­se­gun. I might add I ques­tioned ev­ery­thing they told me. They said I had to pay them $ 180 dol­lars to do all this – that is when I said I had no money in my ac­count to pay.

He said go to the ma­chine and get it. I said I would have to go to the bank. He said you go to the bank and I’ll ring you in half an hour.

We went home in­stead and when he rang my hus­band told him off. They said I had $ 3120 dol­lars to col­lect. If you read the West­ern Union form it tells you to send noth­ing to any­one you don’t know.

I rang my bank and they con­firmed it was a hoax.

LYN, Black River.

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