Scammers beware - officers from the Hume Police District were busy teaching residents the finer points of identifying a scam on Wednesday.
Senior Constable Belinda McDonald and Senior Constable Amanda Collins, along with other officers, manned an information desk at Goulburn Square and handed out the ACCC's Little Black Book of Scams throughout the day.
Senior Constable McDonald said she had seen an increase in scams across the region.
"Scams are becoming more sophisticated and convincing. If in doubt ring the police," she said.
"If it sounds too good to be true, it is probably a scam.
"Be suspicious of any online or telephone communications asking for payment, and don't give any personal details."
The ACCC outlines the most common scams:
- Dating and Romance scams
- Investment scams
- Threat and penalty scams
- Unexpected money scams
- Prize and lottery scams
- Online shopping, classifieds and auction scams
- Scams targeting computers and mobile devices
- Identity theft
- Job and employment scams
- Charity and medical scams
- Business scams
For more information or to report a scam head to Scamwatch.
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