SA Police has issued a scam warning today after receiving several reports from people who have had a phone call from someone claiming to be a NSW police officer seeking their personal financial details.
The caller claims police have people in custody who have been using a credit card in the name of the call recipient – claiming the card has either being stolen or counterfeited.
The person claiming to be a police officer has then attempted to obtain personal financial details from the victims.
Enquiries with NSW Police reveal that this is an ongoing Australia-wide scam.
“The public are reminded that they should never to provide personal financial details to an unknown person over the telephone,” Brevet Sergeant Stephen Garden from the Major Fraud Investigation Section said.
“If unsure of the caller’s identification then obtain a work extension number from them and return their call via the main switchboard number of the business concerned.”