Treat all unsolicited calls and emails from unverified sources with a degree of suspicion, particularly if they are asking for personal information. This should never be shared with someone you don’t know.
As an emerging crime trend, it’s difficult to identify who is being targeted by these types of scams. Often calls and emails are done in bulk in the hopes of attracting the vulnerable.
This type of crime is particularly difficult to investigate as offenders use web addresses to hide their identities and often operate from other countries making prosecution difficult.
Anyone believing they are a victim should immediately report the matter to police.