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SCAM ALERT! Late last year NSW Police received several reports of scammers ca…

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SCAM ALERT!

Late last year NSW Police received several reports of scammers calling people from what appear to be trusted NSW Police Force numbers, threatening the call recipients with fines or arrest.

Unfortunately this is happening once more, with residents of Scone being the target and Scone Police Station’s number displayed as the caller ID.

These scams use technology to make it appear that the calls originate from legitimate police phone numbers; a practice known as ID spoofing. The caller impersonates a NSW Police Force officer and states that the person receiving the call has an outstanding fine or warrant and demands a form of payment to prevent arrest or further court action.

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