Some people have recently received phone calls from people claiming to be from ‘Scope Research Australia’, and asking for personal information, especially bank account details.
This is a scam – these phone research calls are not from Scope.
If you receive any phone calls for research and feel uncomfortable, hang up immediately. Do not give out any personal or financial details over the phone.
You can also report any scam phone calls to Scamwatch, which is a government funded initiative. https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam
If you’ve given out your personal details to a scammer, there are steps you can take straight away to limit the damage and protect yourself. There is also a list of places you can get help from if you feel you have been scammed on the Scamwatch website – https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/get-help/where-to-get-help
You can also call us if you have any queries – 1300 4 726 73 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.