NBN Co is alerting Eyre Peninsula residents to be wary of scammers who attempt to gain their personal or financial details.
While the company may call people on their Medical Alarm or Fire and Lift registers, they say they'll never request payments or bank account details.
nbn's Chief Security Officer, Darren Kane, said it's important to verify who you're talking with and never give financial information to an unsolicited caller.
“Protect your personal information by being on guard, verify who are you are talking to and do not give your personal details or bank account details to an unsolicited caller.” said Mr Kane.
NBN Co advises the following steps be taken to help protect yourself from scammers:
- Do not share your bank or personal details with an unsolicited caller or with those who door knock claiming to be from NBN Co and trying to sell you an nbn™ service or seek payment for related services;
- If you think you have been a victim immediately report the scam to your bank or financial institution, and the police;
- If you have any questions about how these types of scams relate to you or would like further assistance please contact IDCARE on 1300 432 273; and
- To protect others, report scams to the ACCC via the SCAMwatch report scam page (www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam)