Roads and Maritime Services warns customers to be aware of scam phone calls

10 SEPTEMBER

Roads and Maritime Services advises customers to beware of unsolicited calls which promote compensation services for road incidents.

Scam callers are falsely identifying themselves as Roads and Maritime employees and requesting personal information.

“The scam involves people incorrectly advising people they can receive a refund of up to $15,000 for out of pocket expenses associated with a road crash,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

The caller then suggests the customer will be connected to a ‘superior officer’ to collect personal details.

“Roads and Maritime does not call people to request personal information nor has any authority to provide refunds to customers for expenses relating to a crash.”

Community members who receive calls promoting compensation services or requesting personal information should hang up immediately and report the call to NSW Police.

No personal information should be provided to protect privacy and reduce the potential for loss.

Roads and Maritime is working with NSW Police to identify those responsible for the scam.

Media: ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 8588 5999 or media@rms.nsw.gov.au

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