Unwelcome communications come in many forms, from calls to text messages.
It can help to know what types of communications you are getting to find the best way to deal with them. A pattern of unwelcome communications consists of at least 3 or more calls or texts over a period of more than 24 hours and less than 120 hours, or at least 10 calls or texts in a 24 hour period.
Some examples of unwelcome communications includes:
- Calls asking for your financial details (such as your credit card or banking details) in order to process a refund or other ‘overpayment’
- Robocalls pretending to be from government departments and threatening to arrest you unless money is sent over
- Callers advising that your computer has a virus or is infecting other computers
If you are receiving unwelcome calls or texts, hang up immediately and don’t reply to any suspicious texts.
For any calls threatening life or property, contact the police immediately on 000.