Warning to residents after phone scams

POLICE are warning residents of two phone scams in Central Queensland after several reports last week.

A man with a deep accent has called residents claiming to be from a motor vehicle insurance company and a bank.

In both instances the man claims there is money to be returned to the caller and will need personal details to continue.

Rockhampton Sergeant Brian Muirson said the scammer will state he has a motor vehicle claim the caller is entitled to, or claim that a bank owes the caller money due to overpaid fees.

"The scammer will then ask the caller for personal details, banking details or even an email address to fulfil the rest of the scam," he said.

Police are advising residents not to give out personal details, but if you have given your details, to contact your bank immediately.

LOOK OUT FOR:

Calls from the 'ATO', about a warrant

Calls claiming money is owed for bills

Email from 'Aus Post' about a parcel



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