A Halls Head woman is warning residents of a new phone scam after she was almost tricked into revealing personal information to a caller claiming to be from the federal government.
Veronica Greenham received a call earlier this week informing her that her registration on the ‚ÄėDo Not Call‚Äô list would expire the next day.
‚ÄúHe told me I only had that afternoon to fix the issue and that he could help me,‚ÄĚ Mrs Greenham said.
‚ÄúBut then he started to ask me very personal questions and I started to get suspicious.‚ÄĚ
After refusing to reveal her details, Mrs Greenham proceeded to ask the caller what government department he was phoning from, which is when he abruptly hung up.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm elderly, but I‚Äôm not stupid,‚ÄĚ she said.