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Cash promise scam warning

Shepparton woman warns of phone call scam.

January 8, 2014 4:04am

A Shepparton woman is warning of a scammer making phone calls promising cash.

Barbara Collins phoned The Newsyesterday after receiving a phone call from a man claiming he was from a Federal Government department.

‘‘He said he was from an Australian federal department and there was money due to me of over $5000,’’ Ms Collins said.

‘‘He said he was phoning from Brazil, but once I started to ask him questions I was getting a load of rubbish and then he hung up on me.’’

She urged anyone who received a phone call from anyone saying they were owed money to be wary.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website www.scamwatch.gov.auconfirmed the phone call was a scam.

It said people who received a phone call out of the blue claiming they were entitled to a refund or money should hang up immediately.

People can report scams to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission by phoning 1300795995.

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