Caller: Some guy with an accent
Said he was from Telstra and was calling about my internet connection. I asked to phone him back, (02) 8006 4447 was given and then he answered that he worked for the Australian Government. Total scam. Beware
Caller: Caller: Jane claimed to be IT Technician with Telstra
On 12/10/2020, I received a call on my mobile from mobile 0493 269 999. The male caller advised that my internet account had been hacked. The male then directed me to a female (Jane) who claimed to be a IT Technician with Telstra. Jane advised that my internet account had been the subject of a number of hacks recently and was calling to correct the problem.
Jane wished to prove this to me and directed me to turn on my PC and type in "eventvwr" into Windows Run and double click Administrative Events (in Event Viewer) as proof of these attacks and errors. Jane then directed me to a web site www.anydesk.com and download the Remote Desktop Software program.
At this point I refused to go any further and I advised that I needed verification. Jane indicated that she can be reached on landline (02) 8006 4447 and to quote her employee number D759.
I reported this to my ISP and they confirmed that my internet account was secure.
I tried to call the mobile 0493 269 999 but got a message that the number was not connected.
I did a Goggle search of the landline number (02) 8006 4447, which revealed similar reports of this scam. I immediately blocked 0493 269 999 from my phone.
On 13/10/2020, I received a call from mobile 0477 867 854. I didn't answer the call and no message was left. A minute later at 1517hrs, 0493 269 999 number appeared in my phone history without ringing (blocked). I tried to call 0477 867 854 but this too was not connected and I believe that this number is also connected to this scam.
Indian fellow calling top say that my internet was in breach, I asked for credentials (he supplied number (02) 8006 4447) and I told him that this was a scam and then he hanged up quickly
Caller: same as other Mark Henry - scam
exactly the same scenario as described by other
Caller: Gave a name Mark Henry
Because I wanted independent verification that the phone call was genuine, I was transferred from someone claiming to be with Telstra to someone in Dodo 'security' who wanted to address a breach of my customer licence and security ID (CLSID) and wanted me to log on to my internet so they could show me what was wrong and fix it. All he did was assert he was from Dodo. I said I would independently check. He gave his name as Mark Henry (he sounded Indian or similar) and this number to call back. Checked with Dodo - it is a scam
5 complaints this year
5 total complaints
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