Energex scammers target Logan

LOGAN residents have been targeted by Energex phone scammers digging for personal information.

SCAM: Fake Energex Scammers have targeted people living in Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

SCAM: Fake Energex Scammers have targeted people living in Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

An Energex spokesperson said there have been reports of people receiving personal and robocalls from people claiming to be from Energex requesting Medicare numbers and driver's license details.

In some cases, scammers have offered people fake discounts on energy bills.

Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Gold Coast residents have been caught up in the scam.

The Energex spokesperson said no genuine staff member of the electricity distributor would seek personal information or discuss power bills.

"Energex is not a retailer and does not issue electricity bills so we will never call a homeowner seeking any kind of personal details such as banking information," the spokesperson said.

"On the rare occasions when we may need to contact a customer directly, we'll never seek this sort of private information. Furthermore, all Energex staff carry identification cards at all times and will present it upon request when dealing with the community."

Anyone who suspects they are being targeted by a scammer is encouraged to end the conversation and call Energex on 13 12 53 or contact scamwatch.gov.au

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