NZ police warn public after hundreds of thousands of dollars lost in recent phone scam

Police are issuing a warning over a recent phone scam that has resulted in members of the public losing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Detective Sergeant Kevin Blackman from the Auckland City Financial Crime Unit, says Police have received a significant number of reports of people falling victim to a phone scam, which involves callers claiming to be from Spark and/or Police before convincing victims to withdraw or to transfer tens of thousands of dollars from their bank accounts.

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