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New scam alert – it’s no accident!

Police are issuing a warning to the public after a new scam has emerged today where members are receiving calls from people trying to obtain personal information.

SAPOL has received several calls from people today who have received calls from people claiming to be from the “Accident Investigation Section” who then ask if the person has been involved in an accident within the last two or three years.

The caller then requests the person’s name, address and other personal details.

It is important to remember you should never give out personal, credit card or online account details over the phone unless you made the call and the phone number came from a trusted source.

If in doubt about the identity of any caller who claims to represent a business, organisation or government department, contact the body directly after looking up the correct number via an independent source such as a phone book or online search.

If you think you have provided your account details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately.

For more information please visit the ScamWatch website at http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/ – remember education is your best weapon against scammers!

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