Indian Scam target Aboriginal communities

A resident of Broome, Western Australia, has accidentally uncovered a scam operating out of India which has been fleecing hundreds of dollars from local Aboriginals in the north of the state.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/15/3244737.htm

Please be aware that at this stage we do not know if the scam has extended outside of rural areas, particularly in WA. But that if you get a call from someone reporting to be from Centrelink or any other government agency asking for you to deposit money into an account then you need to ring Centrelink straight away or speak with the people who normally assist you with any welfare or government payments.

We will attempt to find out more details and bring the updates as they come. Make sure you remind your family members of this issue. Don’t panic, just be aware 🙂

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Posted on June 15, 2011, in For your information, News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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