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Post by bayman on Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:33 pm

there are two scams (that i know of) going around at the moment....

scam no 1 they ring your house telling you that there has been an accident & can you come to the police station

this is to get you out of the house so there is time for your house to be quickly ransacked, i was also informed if there is an accident & the police need to talk to other members of families etc they will come to your door & speak face to face with whatever news they have

scam no 2 there are infringement notices sent via emails, this is also a scam, police advise not to give any details & in fact do not open them & just delete the email as no infringement notices are given via email


be warned & be careful
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:09 am

Cheers.

There are so many these days, hey?
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:37 am

Welchers No


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Post by bayman on Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:59 pm

Doesn't happen anymore for two reasons, 1) because hardly anyone goes & 2) those that do a betting on the phones etc

However I wouldn't class that as a scam in the sense of those others
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Post by mickyj on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:31 am

I'm not sure this is an ongoing scam
I'm an Optus customer
Before I swapped to Optus after moving from my old house . Indians would call up constantly saying I owe Telstra money .
At the old house it wasn't to often as far as I know .
But back in 2010 when we moved to Richmond changed phone numbers and swapped to Optus the calls got far worse 6 an hour all Indians telling whoever answered the phone we owe Telstra money on Internet line rental .
I went into an Optus store said it was a scam.
I just went home unplugged my landline no more Indians calling me saying I owe Telstra money .

Do these scumbags still do this .
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Post by bayman on Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:50 pm

this happened today to my parents, they got a call claiming to be centrelink & saying ''we've noticed you haven't filled out forms that would entitle you to a bit more money'' so dad goes down there this afternoon & got told it is a scam & its been going on for about 3 months

he didn't give details over the phone & wasn't asked, so i can't see where ''they'll sting you'' unless others have given their details over the phone, centrelink also told him that if they have any queries they would send the necessary paperwork in the post & never ever by phone
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Post by mickyj on Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:26 pm

bayman wrote:this happened today to my parents, they got a call claiming to be centrelink & saying ''we've noticed you haven't filled out forms that would entitle you to a bit more money'' so dad goes down there this afternoon & got told it is a scam & its been going on for about 3 months

he didn't give details over the phone & wasn't asked, so i can't see where ''they'll sting you'' unless others have given their details over the phone, centrelink also told him that if they have any queries they would send the necessary paperwork in the post & never ever by phone

Happened to my parents this week
Mum kept saying you don't speak English and hung up

The other week I had one of those stupid insurance companies on the phone he was so Indian I kept saying sorry you don't speak English very well he didn't stop kept on going after the fourth time of me saying it him still talking I hung up
Insurance line I think he said
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Post by UncleHuey on Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:51 pm

The "Microsoft" people are back ringing around to say that my computer is sending messages that it has a virus or has been hacked. They have rung my mother a couple of times and she has great delight in leading them on for 10 minutes before telling them she doesn't have a computer.
One of them had the cheek of complaining that she was wasting their time. Smile
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Post by bayman on Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:04 pm

Good old mum, that's brilliant, when we get calls at work for phones or websites my boss says "what's a phone" or "what's a website"
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