NZ police warn of phone scam

Police are reminding people to be wary of telephone scammers claiming to work for Spark NZ.

Police are aware of a phone scam by cold callers who say they work for the telecommunication company and request bank account details.

Recent phone calls have originated from Australia (0061) and the United Kingdom (0044).

Dunedin Senior Sergeant Graeme Evans says the Police’s message on scams is simple – do not engage with anyone on the phone and hang up immediately if you think you are being scammed.

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