Crimes Update – 16-22 June 2014

Weekly Crime Activity Report (Complied from Police Media Information)

One crime has been reported by Police in the last week in the Ferny Grove area.

Wilful Damage

Ferny Grove – Tramway St, Graffiti (spray paint) to side of truck, 16/6/2104.

STORIES OF INTEREST

Phone Scams Warning

The Queensland Police Service Fraud and Cyber Crime Group (FCCG) is warning the public about phone scams as part of National Consumer Fraud Week.

The group has been receiving regular complaints from members of the public after receiving phone calls by people attempting them to defraud them.

One very common complaint is a person representing themselves as being from a respected company such as Telstra or Microsoft. The caller tells their intended victim that there is a problem with their computer that requires the caller to remotely log into the victims’ computer to fix the alleged problem.

More information about National Consumer Fraud Week can be found at www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au.

Contact the Fraud and Cyber Crime Group if you wish to discuss your circumstances on 3364 6622.

ROMANCE FRAUD

As many Queenslanders continue to fall victim to romance fraud, the Fraud and Cyber Crime Group are issuing a warning to the community.

Romance fraud continues to be criminal scourge across Queensland and Australian communities.  For the first five months of this year Queenslanders averaged sending nearly $1 million in cash every month to Ghana and Nigeria indicating an Australian send of over $30 million, the vast majority of which was romance fraud related.