Look out for new email scam

FRASER Coast residents have been warned of a new scam where criminals pose as investigators.

Queensland Police advised people today of a new email scam circulating to users of money transfer businesses such as MoneyGram and Western Union.

The email appears to be an official business letter from an investigator working with Western Union and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to people who have sent money to Nigeria.

"The email tells the receiver that when they have sent money via these transactions they had been 'swindled by unscrupulous persons' and they are working with Western Union to track down the fraudsters," a police spokesman said.

The fraudsters then advise they have met with the EFCC and agreed on a financial return to the victim, who is asked to provide their bank details.

Police warned people not to be taken in and simply delete any such email as soon as it is received.



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