• Scam dodged

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    SCAM ALERT: Euroa police are warning residents to be vigilant of phone scammers asking for online banking details.

    A RESIDENT of Euroa is warning the local community to be on high alert for phone scams after only just avoiding giving $19,000 to an overseas scammer at her local bank in Shepparton.

    Annette Diffney received a call in early July from someone pretending to be from Telstra advising there was an issue with her NBN internet connection and that if a payment was not given to them, her phone would be disconnected in three days.

    “They told me to open my computer and they asked us a lot of questions about the computer and asked us to write a sequence of letters and submit them through a form that made our screen start to scroll,” Ms Diffney told the Gazette.

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