Message received this morning when I did not answer. A recorded message (American accent) says they are from the Department of Public Prosecution and are trying to reach me as I am a primary suspect and my house is under surveillance. Melbourne has an Office of Public Prosecution anyway, not a 'Department'. Scam. Just called wanted my details when I said no I think this is a scam - he said "F*ck you you f*cking son of a bitch"...Geez the ATO's customer service has really gone backwards I received this call today, didnt answer.
Thanks for all your advice, I'm glad websites like this exist so that I dont waste my time calling back and getting phished
Recorded message from a guy with an indian accent saying that my house was under surveillance and that I am a suspect of the Department of Public Prosecution. I had a good laugh. Called Back, Claimed to be from the Tax Crime Department. Asked for my name, when I wouldnt say I was greeted with a lovely, F*CK YOU, YOU C*CK SUCKER, MOTHER F*CKING, PIECE OF SH*T. I answered the call, only because it was an Oz number, got a stupid recording that repeated every 4 seconds.. Tossers................ Yeah same threat when i asked from my solicitor he said scam it is . 1 more thing when you recive call from these number asked from him ur detail he won't able to know your name or detail Scammers purporting to be from the ATO Same as everyone else - spam from sydney. Remember it's important that you never say anything when you answer these calls - they may be recording your voice to use later to steal your identity. Many tele-centres use voice recognition software to check it's you, don't give these fools your voice :) THE FEDERAL POLICE ARE A JOKE AND WHY DO SO MANY OF US HAVE TO FALL VICTIM TO SUCH SCAMS!
WHY THE HELL DOES THE FEDERAL POLICE NOT CRACK DOWN ON THESE SCAMS BY TRACKING THEM DOWN TO THE REGISTERED ADDRESS OF THE (02) 6169 1016? OR DISCONNECT THIS SERVICE IMMEDIATELY IT’S BEEN REPORTED AND CONFIRMED AS SCAM???
GOVERNMENTS HAVE TIGHTEN UP GUIDE LINES ON APPLICANTS/SIGNING UP FOR A NEW MOBILE SERVICE! BUT ANYONE CAN PRETTY MUCH HOOK UP A FIXED LINE SERVICE AND HAVE IT LAND ON ANY NUMBER THEY LIKE ANYWHERE INN AUSTRALIA AND THEY CANT BE TRACED! SO FIX THIS ISSUE YOU DICKS!
IF (ACMA)-The Australian Communications Media Authority can actually GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER AND PUT in PLACE TIGHTER SCREENING POLICIES FOR FIXED LINE CONNECTIONS –SUCH AS IMPLEMENTING & ENFORCE NEW GUIDE LINES FOR THE ACTIVATION/CONNECTION ON ANY NEW FIXED LINE SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA BY MAKING IT COMPULSORY FOR THE APPLICANT/CLIENT TO PROVIDE HIS OR HER; (AUSTRALIAN PASSPORT & AUSTRALIAN DRIVERS) LICENSE NUMBERS! THEN AND ONLY THEN; CAN THE GENERAL PUBLIC FEEL SAFE FROM SCAMMERS SUCH AS THE ONE COMING FROM (02) 6169 1016
Hey guys.. yes, i had this happen today & it was very convincing because they didn't ask for anything. I truly thought that the police would be at my door & that they would seize everything i owned. He also said that the government would suit me for $100,000- I was worried, but at least i didnt show it to him.. i laughed & said good luck suiting a single-mother on centrelink !! Arseholes.. i don't understand what they gain from this.. The above comments are correct. Who ever tells you that you under surveillance??? Certainly not the police or the ATO! I didn't ring back because you don't know if they are going to bill your call at $100 / minute! Yep full scam. Robotic voice claiming to be from ATO: you have unpaid debts, your house in under surveillance and you will be prosecuted. Similar experience to others posted here. I didn't bother retuning the call. Sounds like I saved myself some verbal abuse.
Feeling sorry for these poor people who DID com the verbal vomit!
Yep got this message this morning. Got such a fright . Fortunately it came up as a scam on this website. Thanks you. Not sure how to report so please let me know if anyone has any idea. missed the call. left a recorded message saying the same as above. call failed when I returned it. A**holes Same deal. Scared my family. Piece of sh*t scammers. I received a threatening robo call from these morons, telling me I was being sued and my house was under surveillance. .. feel free to tell them how you feel I sure as hell did .... next I will do it with a whistle. Same as above -- called me and said that they, the Crimes Investigations office at the ATO, had received an affidavit against me and were surveilling my house. Shocking stuff! Surely this must be illegal. Scam... wanted details and when I didn't give them they got frustrated and hung up. Not ATO number.
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