Port Lincoln local narrowly avoids phone scam

November 9, 2023 2:02 pm in by
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A Port Lincoln local came very close to losing thousands of dollars on Tuesday after a call from a scammer.

Claiming to be from a bank and testing internet procedures, the scammer reportedly encouraged her to withdraw a large amount of money.

They began arranging for someone to attend the victim’s home to collect the money.

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Fortunately, the victim spoke with a friend, who contacted the police.

SAPOL wish to remind residents to verify the identity of callers before giving out any personal details or banking information.