Broadband scam warning

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

Residents have been urged to be aware of scammers acting as NBN representatives after an Albany pensioner was targeted at home.

The warning from NBN Co and O’Connor MP Rick Wilson comes after an aged pensioner was approached in her home by someone claiming to represent NBN.

Mr Wilson said as the National Broadband Network came online in Albany, residents should be cautious of people who approached their homes claiming to represent the company asking for perso-nal information and financial details.

“This lady had answered the door to a man purporting to be from the NBN Co who told her that her monthly bill would increase by nearly 100 per cent,” he said.

“He claimed to have identification, but thankfully this resident called my office to clarify the issue and we were able to warn her that it was an attempted scam.

“NBN is a wholesaler and does not sell internet or phone plans to households, so if someone claiming to be from the NBN Co knocks on your door to talk about your monthly package, it’s highly likely that they are scammers.”

NBN chief security officer Darren Kane said the compan y would never make unsolicited calls or knock on doors to sell broadband services.

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