15 December 2014
NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about scammers and training marketers posing as government officials to get residents to hand over their personal information.
Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said NSW Fair Trading had received reports from consumers in Yeoval following an approach from two men offering free computers when the consumer signed up to free computer lessons.
“A Yeoval family were visited by two men telling them they were eligible for a free computer and lessons as part of a government program for people who earn less than $50,000,” he said.
“They took photos of the consumer’s driver's licence, birth certificate and details of her tax file number and the consumers haven’t received any follow up or any free computer.”