NSW Police Force Fraud and Cybercrime Squad has issued a warning about emails circulating around the state, which claim the recipient is being fined for a driving infringement.
The emails direct to a link that claims to take users to documentation. Acting Commander of the Fraud and Cybercrime Squad, Acting Superintendent Matthew Craft, said recipients should look for warning signs and delete the email immediately.
Police urge members of the public to take the following precautions to reduce the risk of being scammed by cold callers: Never provide your personal or banking details to a person who cold calls you; Be careful what personal information you provide over the phone, even if you made the call; If you have been cold called on a landline, consider making any further calls on a different phone or check that the line is free; If you are suspicious about credentials of a person on the phone, ask questions, if they avoid answering it could be a scam; Never transfer funds to a person or an account you do not know.
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