Caller claimed to be from ATO and wanted speak to me about Tax Return. Just got a missed call from a Canberra number (02) 6100 8438), so I returned it... apparently the 'Tax Crime and Investigation Unit' is after me... gentleman asked me to confirm my mobile phone number (which I of course wouldn't do, nor did I give him my name), and he replied in a scary voice "well, how can I bring up your file then Miss Nadia?!?".... OMG you know my name, AND my phone number?! Shut up and take my money!!!!! Tax Scam.
Recorded American voice.
Threats on recorded voice message left on my mobile.
John Smith just left me a voicemail and emphasised on the urgency to give a call back and pay my tax. Scam, big time! Big scam get the message to call back listen to the Indian guy speak as her was from the ATO. Told him I had telstra tracing the call and he hung up Agent John Smith is wishing me luck while the situation unfolds. Good chat John, looking forward to our next one :) got the same call as someone above "agent john smith" .. how original Same as above. Scam claiming from the taxation office for officer John Smith... and if you don't respond "we wish you good luck as the situation unfolds" 20 feb 2017. Scam. I also got the same call from a john smith who left a message saying he was from the ato and if I didnt call then it'd be bad for me as the "situation unfolded" , hilarious.. I called back and got a guy with a strong indian accent who when I said he wasnt the ato proceeded to tell me I wasnt a real man and hung up ! Going to keep this number for occasional comedy purposes.. Clearly a scam. Mine was from Agent John Smith but it was a machine voice and used Americanisms like "Your attorney". We refer to legal practitioners as Solicitors and Barristers. Sounded like a scam to me. ATO scammer claiming to be Jim Black. Heavy Indian accent. Clearly reading from a bad script. Hilarious. Kept him on the phone as long as possible with stupid questions but I think he was eventually onto me and hung up. Yep it's another fake tax IRS agent. He had middle eastern accent. Tax scam I had a call from an Indian guy stating he was from ATO and he had received a complaint about me. He tried confirming address (a 7 year old address btw) and I asked if I could return his call. He says yes. I had a look at scamwatch and it looks like it is probably one of this particular scam's numbers they call you and say there is a warrant or whatever. block it! Got a call from this number today. They use auto diallers so it takes a while before they actually start talking. He asked for me by name, which is why I gave him the benefit of the doubt. With a thick Indian accent the guys says he's calling from the ATO and that they've issued a warrant for my arrest because of unpaid taxes. I stopped him there, told him that we both know that this is a scam and to get a real job instead of harassing people. Was at work so didn't want to spend more time on him than that. If you have the time to spare I guess you could always stay on the line and waste their time by pretending to buy into it. In short, ATO scam. The ATO scammers are back again this year. Was just called by "Agent Watson Brown" who had a "complaint against my name".
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16 complaints this year
16 total complaints