Maryborough police are warning locals of a scam doing the rounds via the WhatsApp messaging service.
Scammers have been contacting individuals pretending to be a relative, then explaining that they have been locked out of their bank account and need money.
Central Goldfields Crime Investigation Unit say if residents do receive a message from a random number claiming to be a relation, they should double check with that person.
Scams can be reported online to Report Cyber at www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/report.
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