The Fair Trading Commissioner, Brett Phillips, is offering advice on what to do with phone scams:
“Whereas the trend in recent years has been for scams delivered online, in 2011 over 50 per cent of scams reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission were perpetrated by phone.
“Canberra consumers, however, need to remain vigilant to scams delivered by any means and not engage from the outset.
“With scammers now targeting consumers in a myriad of ways, it is more important than ever to stay alert to scam approaches. A phone call, SMS, mobile app, house visit, letter, email, fax, blog post, online chat or dating service – scammers will use any of these means to target victims.
“The key message for consumers and businesses is, if you receive a scam, slam it, press delete, throw it out, shut the door or just hang up!” Said Mr Phillips.
Apaprently this is part of Fraud Week.
Now here’s a question readers, how do you spot it’s a scam?