Sunshine Coast Daily

Tweed residents targeted in telephone water scam

TWEED Council is warning of a telephone scam which may be targeting the Tweed.

A resident contacted council's water unit after his wife was phoned by a man identiying himself as from the "water board".

The man asked questions about water quality in the area before calling back to request credit card details, stating the woman had won a free water purifier and needed to pay for a filter component.

Tweed Council said they are not conducting a survey about water quality and would definitely not be asking for credit card details by phone.

Council informed the NSW Department of Fair Trading and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about the scam.

If you suspect a scam visit fair trading's website at fairtrading.nsw.gov.au



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