Caller: Alec Jordan
Called my elderly mum asking for her credit card details to apparently give her a 25% seniors discount on her phone account supposably being offered by Telstra
did not proceed with the call. Heavy accent. Said it was an Australian Govt agency. Caller: Male with Indian Continent accent
Much the same comment as above re 'Do Not Call'register, also advised that Seniors are due 25% discount on bille. I suspected it was a scam and, told him so, then rang off !!
Caller: Sounded like an Indian call centre
Said that were ACR (Australian communications register) offering "Do not call" and 25% discount off phone bills for retired and pensioners. I went along with it until they wanted to confirm my credit card details. Absolutely a SCAM.
That's helpful to know Julz. My elderly parent had a call today (but I answered the phone) and the lady on the other end said she was from the Australian Communications and Media Authority and did we want to have the number added to the Do Not Call Register. I didn't give the person enough time to finish her spiel, because I was quite sure it was a scam call. I said I would call ACMA to verify and she gave me the number (08) 8121 4140 and said it was the help desk. After looking at the genuine ACMA website, I have no doubt this was a scam call.
5 complaints this year
5 total complaints
Anonymous on (03) 8362 7033
taree local on 0411 526 106
the male caller just kept saying hello, sounded like he was in a noisy male voice environment,...
Anonymous on (03) 9769 1115
Called pretending to be from NBN (phishing)
I Called Back on 0411 324 177
I called back the number 0411 324 177 but was routed automatically to an ivr
Anonymous on (02) 8467 6027
Tried returning the call but it got cut off immediately. Suspicious. Probably telemarketing...