SCAM ALERT: How to spot fake NBN call:

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

SCAM­MERS are tar­get­ing the el­derly res­i­dents in the North Bur­nett.

Mun­dub­bera res­i­dent Frances Dagg said she’s con­cerned many other res­i­dents are go­ing to get tar­geted.

“It’s a huge con­cern, they know my name and my num­ber, and they just keep call­ing,” she said.

“They ask for my date of birth ev­ery time and I’ve re­ceived about three or four phone calls in the last 10 days, they’re very per­sis­tent.”

Mrs Dagg said the so-called rep­re­sen­ta­tives were try­ing to sell her NBN.

“I kept say­ing, ‘I don’t want it, I don’t need it’ to the sales­per­son,” she said.

“I get an­noyed when I talk to them, they just won’t ac­cept the word no.”

Sergeant for the Mun­dub­bera po­lice Daniel Clarke said it was im­por­tant peo­ple knew what a scam was and to not get in­volved.

“When deal­ing with un­in­vited con­tacts from peo­ple or busi­nesses, whether it’s over the phone, by email or in per­son, al­ways con­sider the pos­si­bil­ity that the ap­proach may be a scam,” Sgt Clarke said.

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