Announcements - December 7, 2018
Scam phone calls alert
Police have been alerted to what they believe to be scam phone calls claiming to be from Intereach.
Police are aware of a number of phone calls – from either a person or voice automated system – in the Deniliquin area in recent months. There have been reports of at least three different calls that have been received and some examples include:
• An automated message claiming to be Intereach and requesting bank account details;
• An Intereach volunteer being contacted by a person identifying as ‘Jim’ from Intereach;
• Another volunteer getting an automated message about a survey being conducted by Intereach.
Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said it’s disappointing to know the organisation’s name was being used in this way.
She said she wanted the community to be aware of phone calls of this nature and to report them to police or the organisation.
“We don’t use automated voice messaging services to conduct surveys and we don’t request bank details over the phone. Please be wary of any suspicious calls and please let police know, or contact our office."
Keryn Fox - Intereach CEO
She continued, “It’s disappointing to think that there are people out there promoting themselves to be from Intereach and asking for bank details and other personal information.”
Murray River Police District Inspector Jy Brown reminded people not to provide personal details over the phone to unsolicited callers. Insp Brown said if you’re unsure if a caller is legitimate, ask for a name and contact number and then hang up and call the local Intereach office to check the details. He said you can also alert police.