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 got a call from this number saying that they are from Australian Grant Department and i have been awarded a grant and wanted to verify my personal details. salam 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 khb 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 SCAMWATCHhttp://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/801547Fake grants from a fake government departmentSCAMwatch 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.Protect yourself? 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. ReportYou 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.More informationFor 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 Nepali students have been scammed out of $5000 by someone calling from this number in the last week in Sydney and Brisbane
They 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
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I Called Back on (08) 7079 8696
I called back number (08) 7079 8696 rang once then goes to busy tone.
Anonymous on 0424 651 467
Be aware of this number. I didn't answer the call, missed it and while calling back immediately...
Anonymous on 0431 333 170
Text message from TNT asking me if I want a parcel delivered. Poorly speller and did not make...
I Called Back on (02) 8068 8825
I rang back this number (02) 8068 8825, reached vm then got disconnected
Graham on (02) 9159 2570
Musci then an operator. They were unable to find my phone number which is supposed to be listed...