22 May, 2015

SCAM ALERT: City of Adelaide Warns Against Impersonator Demanding Fine Payment Over The Phone

City of Adelaide has today had reports of a person contacting local businesses demanding payment for fines over the phone.

The impersonator claims to be either a “Safety Officer”, “Audit Officer” or “Environmental Health Officer”.

Council encourages anyone contacted to question the validity of the phone call, especially if you are unaware of having any outstanding fines.

Council does not initiate calls to customers requesting payment for fines over the phone unless it is following written correspondence or an invoice being sent. In these instances a range of payment options will be made.

If you have any concerns about questionable phone calls, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 8203 7203 within business hours.

If you wish to report a scam, please contact Scam Watch online at www.scamwatch.gov.au

If you have incurred a financial loss from a scam, please report it to your local police station or contact the Police Assistance Line for further assistance on 131 444.

If you are a victim of an ONLINE scam, please report the incident via Australian Cyber Crime Online reporting Network www.acorn.gov.au