Police are warning the public to be vigilant following reports of a scam targeting residents in the local area.
The caller then tells the resident that a sum of money is owed to the ATO and payment is required by way of a prepaid visa card.
Victims are then told that if they do not comply a warrant will be issued.
This is a scam.
If you are cold called or emailed, never provide personal, bank account or credit card details and do not open web links.
Ensure you check the bona fides of the caller/sender by directly contacting the agency they claim to represent (remember not to click on any links within their email as it may lead to a bogus website or web page).
If you feel you have been compromised it is imperative you contact your bank and credit card provider immediately.
To ensure you do not become a target or victim of fraud, it is essential you remain alert to those who contact you requesting access to your personal, bank account or credit card details.
For information regarding the ATO scam, visit https://www.ato.gov.au/Media-centre/Media-releases/Protect-yourself-against-phone-scams/.