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New scam is reported to local police

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January 09, 2018

AUTHORITIES are on the lookout after a local woman received a scam through the mail.

AUTHORITIES are on the lookout after a local woman received a scam through the mail.

The scam, from a holiday company based in Malaysia presents a flyer with a scratch and win ticket as well as a set of terms and conditions.

Sergeant Liam Maher of Echuca Police said most scams sound too good to be true.

‘‘That’s usually one of the first things people feel if it is a scam,’’ he said.

‘‘Never commit to the scam, including giving your personal details such as address, date of birth - even your bank details.’’

Sgt Maher said the first thing to do is if it has any contact details, to call them or search up the address.

‘‘It is best to verify their authenticity,’’ he said.

While scams are around all the time Sgt Maher had never heard of one coming in the mail.

‘‘It’s very rare, but it shows it can come by any means,’’ he said.

If you receive a scam, he suggests reporting a scam to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) immediately.

To report a scam, go to www.scamwatch.gov.au

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