Scam Artists Pretending To Hook Us Up With Fast Broadband

Central Victorians issued warning today

Scam Artists Pretending To Hook Us Up With Fast Broadband

Central Victorians have had enough dramas trying to connect to the national broadband network and along comes another one.

The Australia Consumer and Competition Commission says scammers are now pretending to sell us fake accounts.

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There are three big warning signs prospective nbn buyers need to look out for if they get a call over the coming weeks:

  • Scammers will try to connect us to the NBN network for a low price and demand payment through iTunes gift cards
  • Caller will try to trick people into gaining remote access to computers
  • Fraudsters try and sell a new router, asking for personal information

Last month in Victoria the ACCC reports $1,533,176 has been stolen from scams.

"NBN will never phone you out of the blue to try and sign you up to a service over its network. NBN is a wholesaler meaning they don't sell direct to the public" explains ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard.

People suspicious they're being targeted by a sneaky fraudster are urged to help out the community and report what happened.

The easiest way is Scam Watch. You can also subscribe to email alerts to receive the latest fraud warnings.

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