A fake overdue notice for ambulance fees.
A fake overdue notice for ambulance fees. Linden Morris

Fake notice targets unsuspecting

CHECK your mail twice because letterbox scams are back and are more convincing than ever.

Warwick Police crime prevention officer Wendy Tamblyn said people should be vigilant of scams.

"Scam numbers are always increasing because operators are always looking for faster and smarter ways to deceive people," she said.

"They work on the vulnerability of people who will be easy targets.

"Always check and ring whichever service is requesting the money if you are not 100% certain.

"If it is a scam or you still have doubts after doing some checks, you can bring it to your local police.

"If we get a lot of reports we then refer them to the fraud squad in Brisbane.

"Don't part with the money until you are sure."

The most recent mail scam to hit Warwick is a reminder notice for overdue fees for the Ambulance Service of New South Wales.

The scam bill looked convincing but was addressed to a six-year-old boy.

The Little Black Book of Scams: your guide to scams, swindles, rorts and rip-offs is available at the Warwick Police Station.


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