Car compo scam doing the rounds

ANOTHER scam is doing the rounds in the Clarence Valley, claiming the recipient is entitled to compensation money after an accident.

The caller asks for personal information, and asks if they have been in a vehicle accident in the past two years.

One Valley resident who answered the call said the scammer hung up as soon as they asked which insurance company they were from.

Another person who was targeted claimed the caller knew specific details about an accident she was involved in 12 months ago, making the scam very believable.

If you receive an unsolicited call of this nature, do not provide any personal information. Instead, ask the caller for the caller's name, organisation, website, email address and a return phone number.

Report all scams to scamwatch.gov.au, or phone the SCAMwatch Infocentre on 1300 795 995.



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