23 Mar 2012

St John warns of Northland phone scam

4:00 pm on 23 March 2012

St John Ambulance has warned of a possible scam in the Northland area, after a member reported someone seeking his bank account details over the phone.

St John Northland says a member at its Maungaturoto station reported being contacted by someone claiming to be from St John who asked for his email address and bank account number.

The caller reportedly said they wanted the details in case of an emergency.

The service says it would never ask for account numbers or personal details over the phone or via email.

It says the matter has been reported to Internal Affairs.