Be alert for scammers, South Australia

Recent incidents where scammers claim to work for South Australia Police has prompted a fresh warning to not be taken in by such tactics.

The caller claims to be a police officer and tells their victim that there has been an identity theft and the Australian Taxation Office will be calling them within a few minutes. The scammer then calls the victim claiming to be working for the ATO and requests their personal details.

Scammers are using technology to make it look like the calls originate from a police station by manipulating the caller identification. If you get a call like this, hang up and don’t provide any info. SAPOL do not make calls on behalf of the ATO.

Never give your personal, credit card or online account details over the phone unless you made the call and the phone number came from a trusted source.

Warn your family and friends to stay alert and learn more visit:https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Online-services/Identity-security/Scam-alerts/or via www.scamwatch.gov.au

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