Complaints this year
My Wife received a call and told her that they are offering $7000 and they are from ATO. Again it is confirmed Indian guy cos he was using some hindi language in middle. This is really ridiculous. Is there any way to stop getting cheated. I am getting frequent calls from different people on my house number either i have won or my computer sending out alerts to them automatic.
I received a call from this number today. the person called said that I'd received a $7000 grant from ATO because I paid my taxes on time and I had no criminal record. This grant would be available only once. when i asked them to make sure that they are really calling from the Australian taxation department.He said I can call on the number (02) 6100 1822 and check that they are the original ATO. He said I would receive my cheque for $7000 if I made a $250 payment to UNICEF. He said I was to deposit my $250 payment to UNICEF via Western Union to a person which he would tell me the details of. Only then was I to receive the $7000. the person called said I should do it in an hour which is not possible for me with my babies around. .By then I'd had enough and I . I CALLED ATO and asked them and they said there is nothing grant system like that and they've recived number of calls regarding this.I really do not know how they could cheat people like this
My wife got a call today saying that the ATO is giving us AUD7000. My wife was in a hurry so she took his number and reference number so that i can call. I thought that the government wouldn't something like this and googled it. Just wanted to add the number on which i was asked to call back - it is (02) 6100 4364. I am going to call ATO to let them know of the same. I wonder from where do they get these numbers and is it traceable to a physical address?
yea same thing to me thes morning i was sleeping and the phone ring and they say from ato wher is the australin fedral police?????????????//
I got a call from a person named Sam Watson and asked to call back this number (02) 6100 4168. Sounds like a prank call, dont give any of your details.
I RECIEVED A CALL AN HOUR AGO. A STUPID INDIAN VOICE... COULD NOT UNDERSTAND A WORD EVEN THOUGH I AM FROM INDIA . GOT THE NUMBER 61004079..SAM WATSON ANSWERED.... HE WANTED ME TO TAKE ALL THE TROUBLE TO GO TO WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER TO PAY $250... I TOLD HIM I HAVE NO MONEY, NO CREDIT CARDS AND NO BANK CARDS TO PAY THE MONEY RIGHT NOW AND DON'T HAVE A CAR. I GAVE HIM AN OPTION ...DEDUCT THE MONEY FROM THE $7000 GRANT AND TRANSFER THE BALANCE TO MY BANK..I WAS KIND ENOUGH TO ALLOW HIM TO TAKE $500 IF HE WISHES TO. GET LOST MR. INDIAN SAM WATSON. I HAVE GROWN UP EATING INDIAN RICE AND CURRY AS WELL.... WORK HARD TO EARN A LIVING LIKE WE DO... PLEASE DO NOT SPOIL THE REPUTATION OF OUR CAPITAL CITY (DELHI, AS YOU SAID OVER THE PHONE) AND INDIA IN GENERAL. GOOD LUCK WATSON!!!!
just had this call three times in the last hour.
its 2013 and the amount is now reduced to 4700..apparently the money has already been credited to 370 people already...and the number to call back is (02) 6100 2930... well, i was in a call with them just a couple of minutes back, and I almost believed it until the western union thing came up..
beware of scammers saying there ROBIN DAVIES FROM ATO CANBERRA
(02) 6140 3468
making you believe u entitled to a refund. DON'T GIVE OUT ANY INFO go along with it and justake sure u report it in betwern calls they call back a few time
Today I got a call from this number and the lady called "Anna Jones" with Indian voice said the same thing. Initially I thought it's true but she forced me so much to go to Western union that I doubted. There must be something wrong and I told her as well if I am selected for 7000 grant than I will be getting it whether it's today or on Monday. Interestingly, she said OK then this money will go to somebody else. I said it's fine , not a problem because I am not after any free money . They need to be tracked down as quick as possible .
I think this is an Australian company that has used an Indian call center to do the dirty work. The person they asked to call back had a true Aussie accent!!
I got a call this afternoon..exactly the same...George Parker...he/she? dont know...ph (02) 6100 8185...didnt get that far...googled first...
ITS A FRAUD ...I RECIEVED THE SAME CALL AND THE LADY SAID I HAVE TO DEPOSIT 290$ ASAP...BULLsh*t...
Got a call a minute ago from someone who spoke so fast I didn't even catch anything but Taxation Office. In the middle of cooking dinner so I asked for a letter with the details. He said he 'wasn't authorised' send me a letter with the details. I work for a government agency, they will always follow anything up with a letter. Got suspicious so I told him he could send me a letter and hung up. Google is a fantastic thing, searched with '7000 ATO' and so much info came up.
yes i have received same call today about $7000. so what can we do? tommorow i'll call parliament house, canberra about this to confirm. give your opinion guys.....
I received the same calls. And I was advised to pay About A$200 to any of the five addresses around the area I live, collect a voucher then call (02) 6100 3155 Richard Dwight for a refund of $3265.00 in cheque to be delivered. Can you investigate this please.
Evèn same happened with me,i lost my $3000.i informed the police .my bad luck.plz dont trust on these stupid calls.i m very depressed and tensed.
same msg, saying my reward was 10000, i knew it was a scam cuz it sounded too good to be true. (02) 6100 3584 is the number they asked me to call.
My Wife received a call today offering $7000 as Regular Tax Payer Rebate or something ATO Canberra, and asked her to call (02) 6176 1035. Indian voice.
My number is listed in DoNotCall list but still I get prank calls, I hate this so much.
we received a call on Friday 23rd Dec 2011 , one lady calling that we are eligible for a $7000 grant from ATO and given the telephone no to call (02) 6100 4364 for further information. i was a bit doubtful when she was giving information about $7000 from ATO on telephone , we have never received any call like this from ATO. After putting the telephone receiver , i search on google for this telephone number and i was surprised that this telephone number was a big fraud.