I addition to my previous post, the Telstra website about spam/phishing calls says:
Calls imitating “support desk” staff looking to access your computer by pretending to know your “CLSID”. This is a non-unique identifier that scammers try to trick you into thinking is something only a legitimate support person would know.
A man with a strong accent - middle eastern perhaps, told me he was calling from Telstra and that someone was stealing my bandwidth, which is true - my internet data went up the other day between 6 and 7am when I was still asleep.
He asked me to go into command prompt to look up a number which he then read out to me for me to get confirmation that he was really calling from Telstra. He told me to go f*ck myself when I refused to verify if the number he said was the same as what I could see. All very strange and unsettling.
2 complaints this year
2 total complaints
Anonymous on (02) 8355 0188
Foreign voices and disconnected
Anonymous on (02) 8324 6569
Roma Veterinary... on (07) 4622 1015
I called back the number (07) 4622 1015 and reached vm that said I reached Roma Veterinary Clinic
Anonymous on 0417 476 767
Rang back and the phone just rings no-one answers
Anonymous on (03) 9032 4286
they want me to give them access to my pc to fix the problem I didnt even know I had