This post is mainly for my awesome Australian fans, however, my advice is to see if you have a similar website in your country.
Below is the link to the Australian Scam Watch service, operated by the Australian Government, hence gov.au at the end.
I learnt about this service during my tenure with ATO, & as a result signed up to their alerts service.
My advice to everyone:
“If You Are Unsure About Something, Conduct Research.”
I’m cautious with telephone calls, if I don’t know the number, will not answer & allow it to go to voicemail, if the caller wants to talk, they will leave a message.
Scammers never will leave a message, although I got a weird couple of messages recently, which I know was a recorded message. I deleted both messages.
If someone ever tells you, you owe money to a business/Government Department & requesting payment via gift cards, this is a scam.
I recommend contacting the relevant business/GD to report it, or just go onto the Scam Watch website to self report.
I must re-emphasise, the above link is for Australia only.
Wishing you winners a Superbly Magnificent Week.