Police are urging Dunedin residents to be wary of a telephone scammer who managed to swindle $15,000 out of a 69-year-old local woman.
Sergeant Gemma Mckenzie, of Dunedin, said the woman was phoned last night by someone claiming to be a Spark employee, and was told her account was being hacked.
Personal information was obtained by the caller.
When the woman checked her bank account afterwards, she saw that $15,000 had been withdrawn without her consent.
This story was first published in the Otago Daily Times