• Anonymous
    August 10, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    I got a call 10/8/2020 claiming to be Daniel from Telstra, saying that someone had illegally accessed my Internet Licence and that they needed to change the licence number or they would disconnect my internet within the hour. He gave me the number (03) 9028 2980 to call back. I haven't been disconnected so definitely a SCAM!!! It is one of the more convincing calls I've had though.
  • Anonymous
    July 7, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Called me 6/7/2020 he said his name was Daniel Wilson from Telstra.
    Then said something about an Internet Licence Agreement and asked if I was on my computer right now and that he would talk me through how to change my code and that my internet was about to fail, I needed to type this code 888dca60. His contact details were (03) 9028 2980. SCAMMER ALERT!!
  • Cindy
    June 18, 2019
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: I now own this number...

    Hi folks -

    Just wanted to post to say I own this number (and have done for about 6 months). It's a Skype number that I use for my web design business (Stargazer Digital). I can't make phone calls out from this number, I can only receive calls.

    I've recently received a few phone calls asking if we're Telstra. Erm.... no. I'm not!

    It appears as though some NBN scammers - specifically someone apparently named Roman - has found my phone number and are handing it out when asked for a number to call back on. I don't know if they're able to spoof the number so it looks like calls are coming from here, but I certainly hope not.

    Please folks - DO NOT give these people any personal details. Call Telstra/Optus/your phone provider directly and ask for information.

    Please feel free to let those scammers know what you think of them (don't worry - I agree! 🤬). I've reported it to Telstra and Skype (neither of who seem to not be interested) and to a close mate of mine at Victoria Police.
  • Anonymous
    February 11, 2019
    Unknown
    United States
    Caller: John

    sae thing as me, he said that if I didnt tell him if I online shopped m internet would be disconnected and that my ip was threatening. I followed along and while on the phone found this forum, long running scam of course!! I got his number (03) 9028 2980 calling from Melbourne and giving me. a fake business number!! reporting this to scamwath straight after!
  • Lisa
    May 30, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Had this jerk call me 6 times today. I kept him on for 45 minutes earlier, trying to get him to give me his name and phone number, which he eventually did. John Edwards.From Telstra. Ended up using profanity at me twice and I yelled at him. He eventually hung up, totally stressed out. He keeps calling back. Husband answered the phone last time. John wanted to speak to his wife. When hubby kept asking him why he wanted to speak to his wife, he said because I want to **** her. "This is the first and last time I will ask you to let me talk to you wife." Hubby's reply "Bloody oath it will be mate." Blocked "unknown numbers" on my phone. Which is a pain because my best friend and both my sons have unlisted numbers. Will this jerk ever give up?
  • Steve
    April 4, 2018
    Call centre
    Australia
    He said his Telstra is was dmk0006
    Then said something about a 888dca60 error on in pc his contact details were (03) 8028 2980
    Waini g for disconnection ?? Telstra employee
  • Helen
    December 5, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    Tried telling me that my computer was sending an error message & warning about downloading corrupted files that would multiply in my computer. Assured me he could give me my computer's ID number, and if I would press the Windows key & R we could start to do fix it, though by this stage I'd had enough & hung up.
  • Lyall
    December 5, 2017
    Scam call
    Australia
    Guy claiming from Dell computers rang, very convincing, address and phone number given when I asked, 242 Exhibition Street, and 039282980.
    Claimed my internet line would be discontinued in 2 hrs. because of hackers, then said would take up to 20 days to be reinstated. Extremely persistent and insistent.!!!
  • Kerrie
    November 29, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    Said he was from Telstra - got a bit upset when my poor old computer wouldn't do what it was supposed to. Said he would send a technician around "today"for $2 - (which I thought was very good deal lol.) And he was after my credit card number so I could pay the $2.
  • Brian
    November 10, 2017
    Scam call
    Australia
    Telstra Technical Department !! About the 5th call this week. This time there was no "delay" between my phone pickup and the caller actually speaking - so I paid a bit more attention. When I pestered him for details he gave his name as Peter William working at Telstra 242 Exhibition St Melbourne, Ph (03) 9028 2980. Said I would ring back, then checked Reverse lookup. I subsequently rang Telstra and reported a nuisance call. Telstra confirmed it was not one of their numbers and asked my permission to keep a record of all calls made to my number for the next 30 days to see if they could take any action. I wish that all these bogus phone numbers could just be cancelled. I am so sick of scammers and feel sorry for the many people who are caught by these type of scumbags.
  • Des
    September 4, 2017
    Scam
    Australia
    Same Telstra scam. They are going to block my access to the internet unless I did what they told me to do. Asked for their phone number - (03) 9028 2980.
  • Jason
    July 11, 2017
    Scam
    Australia
    Same as above just don't give them any info
  • John
    July 7, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    I used to work at 242 Exibition Street. I asked him what was the Hotel just down the road. He didn't know.
    I used to commute from Sydney to Melbourne. Working on a project.
  • John
    July 5, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    I has exactly the same call. A guy a named Peter with ID D674500. He said i can call (03) 9028 2980 to verify him.
    Sounds doggy to me.
  • Bill
    July 3, 2017
    Scam
    Australia
    I had a call from a person claiming to be from Telstra telling me that my internet connection would be disconnected in two hours because my computer was sending errors to Telstra's server. I suspected a scam so I asked his name and phone number. To my surpeise he gave his name as John Acosta, his ID as D848520 and phione number as (03) 9028 2980. I then looked up the phone number and Bingo! a long running scam!!
  • Anna
    June 30, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    Exactly the same thing happened to me at least 4 times.
    His details
    Peter ID employee D74500

    Happened couple of times before and my internet didn't disconnect so far
  • Ron
    June 21, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    Scam, I just verified it with Telstra while they were on the line and when I told him, he got all abusive and told me to "F" off
  • Havea
    June 15, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    Was told on my phoneTelstra was going to disconnect my landline in two hours because I have warning signs coming from my line. I asked why my provider wasn't calling me and off course he had an answer. I then asked to give me a landline to call so I can verify- (03) 9028 2980.
    He was persistent and semi aggressive and was getting annoyed that I wouldn't go to my computer to have him fix it.

    His Details:
    (03) 9028 2980
    Name: Roger Wilson
    Address: 242 Exhibition St, Melbourne
    ID Employee No: TIS916379

    When I told him I'll call the general Telstra line to verify he got annoyed and stated that the number is the customer Service number in Australia. When I repeated myself this time a bit more slower for him to understand he said that he was going to cut off my internet asap and hung up.

    Please be careful if contacted regarding the above. Obtain as much details as you can and then call Telstra General Enquiries to confirm.

    Whether he was from Telstra or not I guess I'll just have to wait and see if my internet disconnects
  • Fiona
    June 12, 2017
    Scam
    Australia
    They're still as it!! John Edward, employee ID JE52333
  • amanda
    May 29, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    exactly the same thing happened to me today.

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