Comment: Message is sinking in on scams

Comment: BEWARE the scam.

If our page 3 story today is anything to go by, the message finally seems to be sinking in.

Clearly this scam, telling people they are owed a rebate, which they will get when they pay some money first, is doing the rounds in our region at the moment - we have received a number of calls from readers wanting to let their fellow residents know.

The great thing was that no one who contacted us had been caught and fallen for the scam.

I received a phone call this week.

They were asking questions and saying I would "qualify" for certain things.

The alarm bells were definitely going off.

But I was able to Google them while I was on the phone.

I was able to find out it wasn't a scam, but I was stuck on a marketing cold call - which is almost just as bad.

Hopefully being vigilant will keep the community on their toes.

Just remember, if you get a dodgy call, report it to the ACCC via the SCAM watch report page or by calling 1300 795 995.



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