Scammers phoning as NBN rolls out

Residents are being warned of a remote access scam that has been circulating around Mary- borough lately, with scammers impersonating Telstra and NBN employees.

Maryborough Telecommunications employee Carly Wilson has said the business has received a number of reports of locals receiving calls from a person claiming to be from Telstra reporting that the person’s internet will be cut off due to the NBN being connected.

“We’ve had a number of people reporting to us that they had been contacted by a person who has been impersonating a NBN employee or someone from Telstra, who tells them their internet will be disconnected in a couple of days,” she said.

“Customers have told us that the scammers have tried to gain access to their computers or tried to get personal details from them. There are also instances where they will ask people to purchase iTunes giftcards.

“Obviously there is a bit of confusion around the connection of the NBN and scammers are taking advantage of that.”

To report a scam visit https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam or call Maryborough Police on 5460-3300.

For more on this story see Page 6 of The Advertiser, Friday, July 10

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