Received recoreded message phone call from "Centrelink" stating we hadn't replied to their letters. As we received everything via the webb site and all centrelink numbers start 13 or 1800 I presume this is a hoax. Suggest avoiding. Received a recorded message stating they were from Centrelink number (02) 8607 8601).
I am fed up with these idiots harassing people get proper job
Caller claimed they were from Centerlink & I was due for a back payment. Then they wanted to send someone to my house for an appointment & I was to give then a Apple ITunes card to cover a registration fee. Then when I said I would to to a Centerlink office instead, they hung up on me.............obviously a scam !!!!!!! This number was also given to a friend by the scammers saying it was centre-link . Same format as previous saying they had to buy an ITunes card . Not sure what the SCAM is but if you see this number dont be polite!. Same circumstances as the rest - worried me as it was Friday night and I wanted to sort out the confusion with Centrelink before the weekend. When I rang the above number it was answered with as if it were Centrelink. Spooky. I was lucky they said call back on Monday so I had time to investigate. Last straw, I am getting rid of my landline, it's just used for scammers and people selling thinks. Mobile only from now on. Received the same recorded message saying my pension had increased but I hadn't replied to any of their correspondence; told me my Application number was 080456 and that to ring Cenrelink in Canberra on (02) 8607 8601. Same story they called an elderly lady I look after and told her they would deliver her cheque to her house Monday but she had to buy $200 I tunes voucher for admin fees
We were suds about it and called Centrelink to report these scammers
yes they did the same to me, at first it sounded legitimate but then it suddenly hit me why should I buy an itunes card just to talk to a centrelink officer.....absolutely ludicrous.....do not give out any information, very very dangerous and they can get your details and you will be in trouble....hang up straight away.......said I had backpay and that i needed to pay a registration fee....ridiculous!! Received a recorded message stating they where from Centerlink something about back payments etc... the number was engaged when I rang had a strange feeling about the phone number, googled and discovered I am not the only one... I always seem to get this idiots I get calls saying they are some the tax office, I have won something (I have a private number) go figure.. "Centrelink" called and told me I had an increase in my pension, but I didn't fill in the paper work with the right information. I had to call them back with my details otherwise Centrelink would cut my pension. I also got the recorded message last night saying they were from Centrelink; very insistent that I had not responded to any of their previous correspondence and requesting I call back as soon as possible. Glad I looked here first before calling them on the telephone number (02) 8607 8601. I'm not even a Centrelink customer. We had the same person with the same story from the same number. We received a call from "Centrelink". Asked for Apple Itune card to pay an admin fee for Centrelink. His name was "Peter Jones". This is number given to me to ring by the scammers after I received a scam phonecall saying it was centrelink and they had tried to contact me numerous times re back payments. The number they originally rung me on was (03) 6437 2749. I gave both of these numbers to scam watch on 1300 795 995 SCAM - wanting me to buy iTunes cards. Moron! Scammers told us to ring this no ...they claimed they were Centrelink...... The number they rang from was (03) 6437 2749 we rang this one back and were told message bank full..is there any way of reporting these numbers so they can be cut off?
15 complaints this year
15 total complaints
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