Warning Over Bourke St Tragedy Scammers

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Warning Over Bourke St Tragedy Scammers

Victorians should be wary of possible scammers trying to take advantage of the Bourke St tragedy.

Fraudsters are reportedly trying to dupe the public – claiming to be collecting money for the Bourke St fund.

A woman called 3AW to say she was nearly scammed over the phone.

The woman said she received a call from a man who said he was from the City of Melbourne and asked for her bank and credit card details – but he hung up when she questioned the called.

"I said, 'well I'm going to ring up and check'. And he said, 'you can check'. And I said, 'this call is being taped',"

The private number then hung up on her. 

Donations for the immediate families of those killed in the Bourke Street tragedy can be made via the websitewww.vic.gov.au/bourkestreet.html