THORNLIE RESIDENTS WARNED OF NEW NBN SCAM
MATT KEOGH MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE INDUSTRY
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WA RESOURCES
SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING FOR SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS
MEMBER FOR BURT
CHRIS TALLENTIRE MLA, MEMBER FOR THORNLIE
Federal Member for Burt Matt Keogh and Member for Thornlie, Chris Tallentire MLA are warning residents of a new scam doing the rounds in the Thornlie area.
This week the office of Chris Tallentire has received persistent calls about the NBN roll-out in the area, asking for access to computers; claiming if this was not granted, the phone and internet service will be disconnected within 24 hours.
After the long and drawn out saga that has been the NBN roll out in our south eastern suburbs, it’s fantastic residents in Thornlie are finally being permitted to switch over to the network, however it seems this update is being taken advantage of by scammers.
This is a scam using publicly available information on the NBN roll-out to scare customers into allowing access to their computers.
We implore residents to ignore these unsolicited calls and door knockers and not to provide any personal information to these individuals.
Residents and businesses should be aware that NBN Co will never make unsolicited calls or door knock to sell broadband services.
Once the NBN access network is switched on in an area, residents and businesses have 18 months to contact a phone or internet provider to order an NBN powered plan before most existing landline phone and internet services are disconnected.
This is to ensure people have time to speak to their preferred provider to discuss their individual needs for internet speeds and usage.
If you receive a suspicious call or knock at the door, contact your phone or internet provider direct.