Scammers threaten residents with fines and arrest | Commander’s Desk

 Scammers threaten residents with fines and arrest | Commander’s Desk

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Residents within The Hume Police District should be on notice to remain vigilant about on-going phone scam where the caller pretends to be from the police or a government agencies such as ATO. Scammers are threatening those on the phone with fines and or possible arrest. Residents of the Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands have been the target with callers claiming to be from the local police area. Technology exists that allows calls to appear to have originated from legitimate phone numbers, a practice known as ID spoofing. A caller will impersonate a police officer or other agency officials and state that the person receiving the call has an outstanding fine or warrant and demands a form of payment by way of cash, money transfer or gift cards. READ ALSO: Next few days ‘absolutely critical’ for locked down areas of NSW New TAFE NSW course offers locals a gateway to booming real estate…

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