A WOMAN targetted by scammers on more than one occasion has warned Bathurst residents to be wary of similar calls.
Janetta Roth has received phone calls from people threatening to disconnect her landline and internet services.
The calls have been coming through since at least November, with three received last Thursday alone.
While she hasn’t fallen victim, Ms Roth said she was concerned others may be convinced.
“I had a scam which I think an elderly person would get worried about,” she said.
“I got a phone call saying they were from the government and that [the call] was to cut off my landline and internet.”
Ms Roth explained that when she answered the phone an automated message would play and then ask her to press one to speak to a technician.
Although confident it was a scam, she decided to press one after receiving the call several times.
When she did press one, the person who answered claimed to be from Telstra.
Ms Roth later called Telstra herself, who confirmed that there was no one from the company trying to get in touch with her regarding her landline or internet services.
“I got all overseas calls cancelled, which might help me, but it won’t help others in Bathurst,” she said.
Ms Roth encouraged anyone who received a similar call not to engage with the scammers.
Chifley Police District duty officer Inspector David Abercrombie said the police had received a couple of reports recently about scams.
Like Ms Roth, he warned people to be cautious.
“We would say to anyone who receives suspicious phone calls or emails that they shouldn’t provide any personal details,” he said.
Anyone who does receive any suspicious correspondence should contact the police or the organisation that the scammer has claimed to be from.
People can also visit scamwatch.gov.au to report a scam or look up information about common scams.