Computer scamming is the new black for fraudsters and a local man has been stung for a huge amount of money in an investment scam.
A month ago the victim was on his computer when a ‘pop-up’ ad appeared. The Northern Rivers man was offered a huge financial return for a small investment. The victim paid a small amount and the scammers kept asking for more and more money, which he paid. This included four payments of $20,000.
The company he paid to was taurenfx.vip. It’s no surprise that the website was used for the scam has been taken down and they are not answering their phones. There is no prospect of recovering the money.
Richmond Police District Senior Constable, David Henderson says the public need to be very very cautious with people offering investment opportunities where they offer huge returns for little or now outlay.
‘Always research any company you are interested in investing in and always seek independent financial advice before sending any money.’
Henderson is also asking that the public share this post with elderly relatives, friends and neighbours, a group who are particularly susceptible to phone and online fraud.
If you are part of a social group that has regular meetings Senior Constable Henderson says he is happy to come along and speak to you about fraud prevention. Email [email protected]