Police warn about new phone scam

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Police have issued a warning about a new phone scam that is targeting New Zealanders.

The call comes from an international number that is redirected to a local number; with the scammer threatening they want money for damages to a car.

Police said a number of New Zealanders have been targeted by the scam.

The caller is known to be aggressive and has a strong foreign accent.

The scammer is said to demand money for damages made to a car that was supposedly involved in a car crash.

Police urge people to be aware of such phone scams and warn elderly relatives to take precautions.

The scam phone number has been noted by police as: (04) 8879519.

If you receive a call from this number, police strongly advise to hang up immediately.


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