• Jackie
    October 24, 2016
    Scam
    Southbank, Australia
    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.
  • Sharyn
    February 17, 2017
    Unknown
    Leppington, Australia
    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.
  • J
    November 10, 2016
    Scam
    Cranebrook, Australia
    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
  • Phil
    November 4, 2016
    Unknown
    Gladesville, Australia
    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!.
  • chas
    April 7, 2017
    Scam
    Melbourne, Australia
    centerlink it definatly is a scam because you have mygov and if centrerlink need to contact you they will do so via mygov. do not call them back you may receive a large phone bill.
  • Janine
    November 8, 2016
    Unknown
    Brighton, Australia
    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 !!!!!!!
  • Karen
    May 19, 2017
    Scam
    Corinda, Australia
    Rang from a call centre as I could hear all the background noises and she wanted me to go to my computer so she could help me fix virus. Same old, same old. Today I got one saying theyre Telstra from a private number, same thing. They've usually come from overseas, what is the govt doing about this???
  • cheryle
    May 17, 2017
    Unknown
    Southbank, Australia
    rang me said they were from centrelink,that i was getting a rise in my pension,that they had sent me application forms,but i hadnt replied so they were referring me to canberra.nice types i dont think.
  • v
    May 15, 2017
    Scam
    Bibra Lake, Australia
    same as above. Thanks for your comments confirming my hunch it was spam / hoax.
  • Helen
    May 10, 2017
    Unknown
    Petrie, Australia
    Just had the same message and I thought it was a scam also
  • Ange
    May 9, 2017
    Unknown
    Malvern, Australia
    Just got this ringing to my elderly Mum's phone. I don't know anything about Centrelink, and nearly pressed one of the numbers as she is a pensioner. Thank heavens I thought twice, and hung up. Same as everyone; got a recorded message, saying that were from Centrelink, and that there was a pay increase. If someone on Centrelink lives at the address, press 1, if not, press 2. Sounds very official. An elderly person, or someone with intellectual disability, or new Australian may think this is a legitimate call.
  • Cindy
    May 3, 2017
    Unknown
    Salisbury, Australia
    You can report these numbers to the REAL Centrelink in person and you can report these numbers to the REAL ACC Scamwatch website.

    Might not get the numbers cut off BUT it can help Police track and trace the scammers.
  • Cindy
    May 3, 2017
    Scam
    Salisbury, Australia
    Received a call this afternoon from (02) 8607 8601. Claiming via a recorded message to be an "official call" from The Department of Human Services (Centrelink).
    Wanted name, address and CENTRELINK REFERENCE NUMBER.

    I am currently on welfare benefits BUT I know that the REAL Centrelink send letters out via Australia Post when they want to contact you about changes to any payment you receive FIRST. No one at my address got any mail from Centrelink recently.

    This smells of an identity-fraud scam.
  • john
    May 3, 2017
    Scam
    New South Wales, Australia
    soft roster rang.soft cock.i never pick up and I am happy because there wasting there time.yee ha losers.
  • Bob
    April 26, 2017
    Scam
    Adelaide, Australia
    Didn't leave a message but if Centrelink have no idea why they are Calling never dealt with them on my life
  • Rose
    April 21, 2017
    Scam
    Preston, Australia
    Same message as above. Avoid at all costs. Have now blocked the number. Suggest everyone does the same. Scumbags.
  • Unknown
    April 18, 2017
    Scam
    Darlinghurst, Australia
    Got a missed call from them today, and no message was left - I actually don't receive a pension of any kind from the govt, so am not sure why they'd want to contact me. However, reading the comments here, I can only believe that it is yet another scammer call. I am also amazed that they want iTunes cards to be sent to them - seriously
  • Me
    April 12, 2017
    Unknown
    Kingsville, Australia
    Yes, I also had a recorded message from "Centrelink" saying "Great news! We have increased the pension rates. Press 1 if you receive a Centrelink pension, press 2 if you receive another payment" Um... I reckon Centrelink would know which payment I was getting from them (if I was getting one!)
    Nice try scammers, but not falling for such rubbish.
  • Bruce
    April 6, 2017
    Unknown
    Baulkham Hills, Australia
    This number called me 5 times in about 20 minutes. I had no voice on the other end except just once: a female voice, quite soft, saying "hello". Now I know it's a scammer if they call again I'll know what to say and it won't be polite!!!
  • Maree
    April 4, 2017
    Unknown
    Sebastopol, Australia
    Just had the scammers pretending to be Human Services. Gave me a fright but on returning the call it sounded like a madhouse. Rang back got a cocky female Indian voice once again....when I asked her if she was scamming she went quiet then asked me why I thought that! So sick of dishonest people from the same countries. Hope no oldies get sucked in. Will report to police and Telstra for what it's worth.....

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