Two scams currently out in the community are the following:
The first is an employment scam to be aware of, where Tom was looking for a job and found an advert for truck drivers on an online job searching website.
The job was based out of Adelaide and appealed to Tom, he responded to the advert and received an email from what appeared to be the company he was interested in working for.
They requested proof of identity and proof of residency in the form of a driver’s licence, Medicare card and/or passport and requested copies of these documents prior to his interview, which was scheduled for a week’s time.
Tom attended his scheduled interview, only to be told by staff at the company that they had not advertised any positions and were unaware of the job advert. He was not the only hopeful applicant that attended for an interview.
Tom has since discovered that the ID he provided had been used to purchase several items in his name. He is currently working with his bank, companies and police to recover the costs and locate the scammers.
The second scam is around an online streaming service:
"A better service than Netflix... and it's free for Australians!"?
An advertisement for MovieFlix has been doing the rounds on social media, but don't be fooled, it is actually an elaborate ploy to steal your credit card details.
For more information on the scam, click here to read the full SAPOL news article.
You can also visit SAPOL's web page about the latest scams here