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FREMANTLE WELCOME WALL SCAM

Posted in fremantle, scam, welcome wall, immigration,, Uncategorized by freoview on November 19, 2015

A migrant family, whose names appear on Fremantle’s Welcome Walls, has been the target of a scam attempt and there are concerns others may also be targeted.

Scammers have contacted a family listed on one of the Fremantle panels, demanding a payment of $599 for the names to remain on the walls.

Western Australian Museum urge people to ignore the scammers demand and hang up immediately.

The concern is highest for vulnerable people such as seniors from migrant families where English might not be their first language.

Anyone who is contacted by people purporting to be from Government departments demanding money, should always independently contact that organisation to verify if the approach is genuine.

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