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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Protect yourself from nbn scams

There are several reports of nbn scams on the South Coast that prompt a reminder of what to do with these very persistent scam phone calls Here is the OFFICIAL advice from the nbn

Have you been contacted by someone claiming to be from nbn asking for personal information and you’re not sure if it is a scam? Immediate action If you have provided bank account, credit card, or gift card (iTunes/Coles) details to a scammer claiming to work for nbn, you need to: Contact your bank or financial institution immediately. Report the matter to your local police. You could also report your issue to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN). If you have provided remote access to your computer or financial information to a scammer, contact IDCAREon 1300 432 273. To protect others, report scams to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) via SCAMwatch. Things to keep an eye out for: If someone claiming to work for nbn has contacted you trying to sell you an internet or phone service and you’re in doubt, ask for their details, hang up and call your retail service provider to check if they’re legitimate. Do not share your bank or personal details with an unsolicited caller or with those who door knock claiming to be from nbn trying to sell you an nbn™ service or seek payment for related services. nbn™ approved technicians and workers carry enAble™ identification cards – always request to see this card before providing physical access to your address. Never give an unsolicited caller remote access to your computer via the installation of programs such as Team Viewer. nbn does not call you with automated assistance to advise you will be disconnected – we suggest you hang up the phone. nbn is a ‘wholesaler’ – you will need to purchase an nbn™ powered plan through a phone or internet provider. We only accept direct payment from the public in certain circumstances e.g. switching technologies at your premises.

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