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Police warn of scam using Premier’s name

Police warned the public today about a scam e-mail that used the Premier's name to promote a bogus investment opportunity.

A police spokesman said that the e-mail, which called David Burt “Prime Minister Burt”, asked people to invest in a cryptocurrency scheme and promised significant returns.

He added: “The e-mail, when opened, forwards the user to a fraudulent investment platform which is used to harvest credit card details.

“The scam also takes the form of various advertisements on social media platforms but more often than not, Facebook.”

The spokesman said: “Members of the public are reminded to be more vigilant than usual during these difficult economic times in order to avoid falling victim to such scams, given that they are constantly changing, as those responsible continue in their effort to fleece the unsuspecting of their hard earned cash.”

Police warned about a scam e-mail that referred to “Prime Minister Burt” (Photograph supplied)

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Published July 15, 2020 at 2:27 pm (Updated July 15, 2020 at 2:28 pm)

Police warn of scam using Premier’s name

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