Scammers claim to offer refunds

LOCAL seniors are being warned of a new scam in which people act as a new federal government agency offering possible refunds.

A retired Commonwealth public servant from the state’s north has brought the potential scam to the notice of NSW Fair Trading.

The scammers claim to be from Reclub, providing refunds from government departments for overcharging.

Jan Dixon, from Banora Point, reported receiving a call from a woman who said her name was Karen and that she was entitled to a $5248 refund. 

She was told to call Christopher Duncan on 02 6100 1883 and quote a reference number RJ5412.

When Mrs Dixon questioned the caller and suggested there was no such federal government agency, she said the caller became very agitated and insisted Reclub was a new agency set up by the new government.

To report scams call NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20 or lodge a complaint at www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au or call into any Fair Trading or Service NSW centre.

You can also report scams to www.scamwatch.gov.au

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