Caller purporting to be Telstra technician, saying spam email coming from my account. Wanting me to log into computer so they could fix. I asked for ID and number to call back to check credentials - given this number Quite good for a scam. Interestingly they rang the time I was in the middle of dealing with Telstra as we had moved house. I had arranged for my Telstra case manager to ring me back at 5pm ( which he didn't , that's Telstra for you) and these Cyres rang, luckly I had no internet access ( Thanks Telstra) so they couldn't do anything. Then another Indian guy rang James and told me people were accessing my internet. Gave me this number to ring back as I was suspicious, turns out I was right. No doubt will get a call back... cant wait:) Callers purporting to be from Telstra, with Indian accent, tell you that there is a problem with your internet (whether service is Telstra or Optus or any company) are scammers who say they need to scam your computer for virus etc. Just hang up. These guys will tell you all sorts of stories to establish credibility. If you follow their instructions then you will be told your computer needs to be scanned by Microsoft or the like. Whilst this is happening they corrupt your computer by placing a password in the power up function. Now they try get you to pay a small repair fee to Microsoft via using your credit card online. Once they have that information your credit card is "theirs" and away goes all your money. If you get too far along the scam and they tell you they have control of your computer and try to extort you to hand over credit card info, still hangup and get a local computer geek to fix the power-up problem - it doesn't take long. Just had a call from a man with a very strong Indian accent stating he was from Telstra Tech and needed to fix my internet as someone is hacking my internet remotely from an unknown location. Hubby and I started asking Adam, that is his name apparently, question which he could not answer and stuttered a lot, asked him to give us a number to call him back, (03) 9015 4912. Then kept him on the phone a little longer asking even more questions he could not answer. Then checked the number online and saw all these other happenings. girlfriend received the same call tonight speaking of comprimised internet and downloads Indian man wanting clsid number matching all criteria above. spoke with Nicholas Harper, James Grey and Cyrus James
was given 242 exhibition st Melbourne along with this number
appreciate all information on this page as this was my first scam call
same caller, Jordan, Indian accent, same rubbish, wanting control of my computer. Fortunately have an expert friend who contacted Jordan & told him where to put his scam! Got a call from an 85 year old friend I do computer support for who was given this number to call back after being told his computer was the source of problems for their server. I called this number and spoke to a continental Indian accented man who claimed that my computer was the source of problems. I asked if he could confirm that it was my Windows computer that was the source of problems and he did so (my friend and I only use Macs), and tried to say that my windows computer was still the source of problems. I put up with their BS for a short while when they tried to get me to display a list of files that were supposedly the problem, then I said they were a bunch of scammers and they hung up on me. Hubby just had a phone call from a fellow with a strong Indian accent, claiming that someone was using our internet to download large files from an unknown location. He was asking to access our computer to be able to locate where this person was and theoretically stop them. If we didnt co-operate they would have to cancel our internet immediately.
The man got quite flustered with my hubby when he asked for his contact phone number and ID (we were also given this number (03) 9015 4912), and offered to stay on the line whilst hubby called him back to verify he was from Telstra (hubby reminded him that he had to HUNG UP to be able to call him back lol).
Reported to Telstra, who couldnt care one bit, just told us to report to Scamwatch
Indian accent try to hack my computer. Anna Service. Very noisy call office claim to be Telstra. Told them off! I've had three calls this week and the one this morning was from Alex Grey who was very, very good and insistent. Couldn't give me my account number as he was in Technicians department not Accounts. I told him I had a Telstra Technician here connecting me to the NBN and I hung up. Would you believe he rang back asking why I had hung up and he only wanted 5 minutes to stop the hacking of my computer. I told him I would get the technician to check it out and hung up again. Would you believe he rang back yet again but I left it on answerphone and have heard nothing since. Similar to above, very difficult to understand them with all the background noise.
Wanted me to type in NETSTAT into my terminal. I asked them all kinds of questions then I asked them to hang on whilst I checked my 3D printer. A few minutes of silence and then I could hear them asking if I was still there, getting rather concerned that I'd disappeared. So,I kept the conversation going for a bit longer and saying that I would be back in a few more minutes as I had to check the printer again. They told me my printer was ok and that the issue was with my computer/internet LOL
I asked them again to hold on whilst I checked the printer again, I even played some RRR for them . Gotta have a bit of fun if you can :-)
I asked if I could have a number to ring back and they gave me this one.
Just play with em if you can be bothered and if you have the time.
Sadly they did get a friend of mine to the tune of $500.00. a**holes.
He even gave me a reference number (#T727802) and a new number (03) 9069 4986
But when I rang back, Optus said it was disconnected.
Same here his name was Nicholas Harper a very authentic INDIAN name ...Loadf of sh*t !!!!!!! A scam for sure. Hang up straight away. These Grubs are still at it, I believe They have reported to the Providers and the ACMA as well.? You would wonder how long it takes to track them down, Telstra and the others have the capability to do this if they want to.? "Jenny Smith" from India, trying to tell me that my computer had virus. She was kind enough to give me this number, she hung up as I read the reviews back to her.... I have received a similar call many times from girls and boys but accent is Arabic not Indian. Than asked her/him the STD number of Melbourne, she said 0390. I have been getting this call since last one year......Even, I have informed the police about it they said we cannot help you in this matter and provided some other contacts..... Indians who are running a scam. I checked with Telstra - They didn't call. Don't let them access your computer. claimed he was from telstra and my computer had become a zombie and uploading a lot of data - gave this number , his name Jordan and gave D209364 as identity code - of indian extraction as the accent would lead you to think. he waffled on - i matched the waffle until tired of the call. he kept talking about the CLSI number and kept rambling on about the keypad and the key next to the Ctrl key - lot of background noise guess it was the other scammers jabbering on - have they made a Bollywood Epic about these guys - them scamming marriages? Similar to the above. Caller supposedly from Telstra Tech Dept insisting someone had hacked my account and that they had recorded illegal activity. Gave the name Alicia Smith - looking at the names above they're not very imaginative. She even gave me a reference number of DO44244 wanted me to open computer while she told me what to do to fix - scam definitely, very insistent. Given this number when I said I would check myself and call back.
29 complaints this year
29 total complaints
Ian on (02) 8016 7799
They are still calling when I'm on the "Do not call" register. Trying to have a Sunday sleep-in,...
I Called Back on (07) 5548 7161
I called back number (07) 5548 7161 rang once then goes to busy tone.
Subaru Essendon on (03) 9227 3100
I called back number (03) 9227 3100 reached voice mail for a company called Subaru Essendon
Rolfe Honda on (02) 6253 3020
I called back number (02) 6253 3020 reached IVR for a company called Rolfe Honda.
steve on 0477 259 488
steve from mandurah