Police are warning members of the public not to give out information over the phone after a number of people in Franklin have been targeted by scammers.
“Scammers are calling, saying they are from a telecommunications company. They are telling people something is wrong with their computer,” says Sergeant Graeme Wood of the Waiuku Police.
“Don’t give out any personal information,” he says. “Once the money has gone off shore, we can’t get it back.”
If scammers call, don’t give out any personal information or computer information.
Scammers are also targeting people via email, sending attachments that are likely to have viruses.
You can report scams on NetSafe’s website www.theorb.org.nz