Urgent warning for Telstra customers after 77-year-old man was cheated from $ 2,000 by & # 39; fake detectives & # 39; who posed as telco fraud detectives
- Fraudsters pose as tax debt collectors and Telstra & # 39; detectives & # 39; with new scams
- The elderly man was abducted from $ 2,000 by two men who appeared at home
- Another man was cheated for $ 6,000 in a scam from an Australian tax office
Sneaky scammers pose as a collection agency and Telstra & # 39; detectives & # 39; to swindle victims of thousands of dollars.
A 77-year-old man was suspected of being $ 2,000 by the scammers claiming to be Telstra fraudsters on Friday night.
The elderly resident left the two men in his Warriewood house, on the northern beaches of Sydney, and gave them access to his computer.
A 77-year-old man (stock image) was reported by the scammers, who reportedly called Telstra & # 39; detectives & # 39; fraud fraud, cheated by $ 2,000.
He was then told to buy $ 2000 in Google Play cards, which he did, but when he got home, the crooks were gone.
They had left a message instructing him to place the cards on his scanner so that they could access them remotely.
Another man was cheated for $ 6,000 in a scam from an Australian tax office.
The 39-year-old man from Manly answered his phone early on Monday morning to the scammer and threatened to have him arrested if he had not paid any outstanding tax debt.
The scammer said that a transfer was a debt confession and demanded that the money be paid in gift vouchers.
The elderly resident left the two men in his Warriewood house, on the northern beaches of Sydney, and gave them access to his computer (stock image)
He bought more than $ 4,000 in gift vouchers from a store in Balgowlah and $ 2,000 from another store in Manly before scratching the codes and forwarding the numbers.
News of the scam was interrupted by a friend.
The police issued a warning after a whole series of scammers targeting vulnerable people.
& # 39; Telstra has no detectives and no organization will knock or call demanding money, especially through gift cards, & # 39; the police said in a Facebook message.
& # 39; If they make contact, hang up.
& # 39; If they come to your door, close them immediately and call the police. & # 39;
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