Caller: Frankston City council
Asked four questions age ranges, home owner combined annual income
Called Frankston council not them
The caller said that they were calling from Australian Census Council and only had a couple of questions (age, home ownership, combined income, etc.). I googled Australian Census Council whilst on the call and asked why they weren't listed anywhere. The caller thanked me and hung up.
A scam for sure.
I tried to call back the number (03) 9112 5867 but the person who picked up the phone disconnected the call rang back, after about 10 seconds of silence got busy dial tone, probably a scam Caller: Local council
They said they where from the local council doing a survey. I asked which council. They just kept saying the local council. I told them that I worked in the local council and would like their name and department. This was followed by a very quick discontect. At least I was telling the truth :)
Called two weeks ago saying they were from the local council (didn't say which) and wanted to do a survey.
When I asked, which Council they wouldn't answer so I hung up.
Today, they called again - when I asked who it was, they yelled down the phone GET F*CKED, (my name)!
Caller: (03) 9112 5867
The caller said they were from Casey City Council wanting to conduct a survey.
I said I wasn't interested and they didn't waste any time hanging up.
Caller: Nillumbik civic council
Knew my name, very strong Indian accent. When I asked him to repeat himself as I was having trouble understanding he huffed and hung up on me. Missed calls every week for the past two months. Now attempting to block the number
Caller: claimed to be 'City Council'
Knew my first name, I asked a few questions, they got frustrated and hung up. Indian male voice. Polite but definitely a scam of some sort
Scammers phishing for information.
They use the same first half of the number 9112 and change the last 4 digits because people block them.
My android phone flags this number as potential fraud - and its correct - I blocked this number and they have called me 6 times in the last 2 weeks - thanks to everyone's comments to help shut these stupid idiots down. They are hassling again Said from standard of living Victoria. Knew my name, asked age range, marital status, income above an amount and if I was a home owner. I fold them I wasn’t in Victoria and they asked my postcode. I stupidly gave it to them. Now I’m worried they’ll use personal information. Reported to scamwatch. Encourage others to do the same. pests They called me during 2020, had a break and have started up again. Had a missed call. Have not bothered to call back. Called Dec 17th, Dec 30th, Jan 7th & Jan 14th. Hangs up, no message. Seems a robo dialer/scam. Real people/companies leave messages. Caller: Female, maybe Indian
Am I speaking with Jennifer and when I said yes they hung up
Continue to get calls from this number. I finally answered and a female with a strong accent and rap music in the background, claiming to be from the ABS LOL, supposedly conducting a survey concerning population growth but started asking about my marital status, age etc.. I asked her to provide phone number so I can verify that she is in fact from ABS. She quickly responded 'have a good day, bye'... very suspicious I swear I’ve blocked this number but they’ve still managed to call me 3 times in the past month. Tried to call back but call failed Scam trying to get personal information under guise of being survey for my local council. Knew name and council from publicly avaiable information. Hang up.
71 complaints this year
71 total complaints
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