POLICE have been alerted to two local scams.
A business has received cold calls from a magazine requesting bank and credit card details over the phone for advertising costs.
With the end of financial year approaching, police are urging people to double check that invoices are legitimate.
A local woman was burnt by a scam while arranging an au pair posting overseas.
The company dealing with her posting requested a wire transfer of money to cover airfares, visa and uniform costs.
“If you don’t know the person personally, or are not 100 per cent sure of the person, don’t do a wire transfer of money.
"Once it has been transferred it is impossible to get back,” Senior Sergeant Steve Principe said.
Western Union posts information on current scams online, you can also find information at scamnet.wa.gov.au