Received a voicemail requesting i call back this number (02) 6100 3692 as was being investigated by the ATO for fraud!! I received a call and the advice was I had to ring this number because criminal proceedings were being commenced by the ATO. What a load of bollicks, these are scam artists and oxygen thieves. i have also received a call from this no saying that i have been awarded a free prize of 10.000. dollar. I got call from the private number on my home phone tuesday afternoon between 12-13pm when I was away, and my brother receive the call and left the message as from saying that calling from Federal Government. I got a call from this number saying the same things. Like hell thats gonna happen. I reported it to scamwatch. if your getting these calls you should also report them to scamwatch. see this website to report if you have been called (it is called nigerian scam, but happens to anyone)http://www.police.qld.gov.au/forms/nigerianComplaint.asp 2 Nepali students have been scammed out of $5000 by someone calling from this number in the last week in Sydney and BrisbaneThey say if you send money by Western Union to Maiti Nepal you will get a $10 000 Asian Minority Grant. The first amount they ask for is smaller, then they just keep asking for more and more and tell you a lot of lies.DO NOT BELIEVE THEM and give up your precious money to these crooks actually this is a better website to look at as the one above is only for Australians.
I have pasted more information below from the government website SCAMWATCH
Fake grants from a fake government department
SCAMwatch and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government are warning Australians of scammers who call offering fake grants from a fake government department.
Scammers claim you have received a government grant and then request a fee of $199 to release the grant funds to you. They may also request $4000 to 'contribute to charities to pay off government debt'.
Be alert—scammers claiming to represent the fictitious “Australian Government Grants Department” may fool you into believing they are legitimate as they may already have your personal details.
The scammers also claim that they operate the Government GrantsLINK directory website, www.grantslink.gov.au. This website is a legitimate Australian Government website run by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. It does not provide grants funding and is not affiliated with the scammers.
• Be suspicious if you receive a call about a grant you did not apply for. Hang up immediately! The Government does not cold call offering grants and does not charge a fee to release grant funds.
• Be cautious if you are contacted out of the blue by ANY government department requesting personal information—it may be a scam. Always contact the department independently before responding using contact details from a trusted source.
• Never send your personal, credit card or banking details in an email or over the phone—scammers will use your details to commit identity fraud or steal your money.
• If you think you have provided your account details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately.
You can report scams to the ACCC via the report a scam page on SCAMwatch or by calling 1300 795 995.
You can also call the GrantsLINK call centre on 1800 026 222 if you have received a suspicious call about grants.
For more information about how you can protect yourself, check out the Requests for your account information ('phishing' scams) and Up-front payment scams pages on SCAMwatch.
2 complaints this year
18 total complaints
Jimbo on (02) 0347 1059
Scammer saying they're from Telstra and internet connection will be cut soon. Remote access...
Active Offers on (03) 8400 6247
I called back the number (03) 8400 6247 and reached vm that said I reached Active Offers
The Skin Clinic on (08) 9335 3898
I called back number (08) 9335 3898 spoke to a woman who said I've reached The Skin Clinic.
Cerebral Palsy... on (07) 3634 1992
I called back number (07) 3634 1992 reached iVR for Cerebral Palsy League.
Super Cheap Auto on (02) 4445 8410
I called back number (02) 4445 8410 spoke to a guy who said company name is Super Cheap Auto.