• Toni
    June 12, 2015
    Unknown
    Australia
    This crowd made a very convincing phone call to my husband regarding a tax review which showed we owed some thousands to the ATO. It is a scam and no, we didn't get caught out, because we kept asking questions. Then we contacted our accountant and the ATO to be sure. Rather distressing in the meantime though.
  • Anonymous
    October 23, 2018
    Nuisance call
    Australia
    Called and after I answered with our usual "Welcome to..." blurb, they proceeded to ask if we take credit card payments or just cash and cheque. Believing it to be a genuine client I stated that we did take credit card payments, but not cheques. Then they asked if we took American Express and I replied that we did not, only Visa and Mastercard. I then asked if they could tell me who they were, but they hung up without saying another word. I'm assuming (having now read this page) that they will attempt to call back later and claim to be the ATO or something cracking down on me. Too bad I've now blocked them.
  • Laurie Williams
    October 23, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: No name

    8:59 call came to my mobile from (02) 6140 3464
    answered "Hello, this is Laurie"
    mid north English bloke mumbled "Is that [name of my business]?"
    yes
    "Yeah I'm just double checking, do you accept payment by credit card there, or would it be by cash or cheque?"
    we can take credit card payment, asked what service he needs
    muttered "Yeah, ummm, I'm just double checking, just for future reference I know it's not accepted everywhere, but do you accept American Express?"
    no, was starting to say which we do accept
    he interrupted and said "You don't.", sounding panicky
    we only accept Mastercard and Visa
    he interrupted again, said "Right."
    I continued, said not American Express or Diners, asked whether need [service we provide]
    nervously muttered unintelligible words, then said yes, need to work around paying with American Express, will call later, ended call

    highly suspicious call
    how can you "double check" anything you have not already checked?
    he sounded nervous, panicky, agitated
    guessing he is a new recruit in a scamming job
    calling number and others very similar have been reported by many people here as being used to make scam calls
    wondering whether he has an American Express card which he may legally use, or someone's stolen one, or just found details of one, hoping to do some scammy purchases with those details

    9:38 called back with number hidden
    no ring tone, immediately to recorded greeting, woman's voice, similar English accents, "Hello, you're through to a market Re-search company.", call immediately cut out

    no name, just "a market Re-search company"
    clearly scammers
  • Wendy
    November 7, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: A guy with english accent/ and a lady

    Same number ID called our business 3 times. First time lady. Other times, a guy with english accent. Immediately asked "if we accept american express" or "what credit cards we accept". We gave nothing away and just probed them of what they want. They hang up.(so rude). Seriously, these scammers, go get an honest paying job and do something good in life instead of wasting time and trying to scam other people's well hard earned money.
  • Maureen
    June 16, 2015
    Unknown
    Australia
    I also got a call from Kenneth Matthews to day he was from the ATO and there was a petition against my name and my address was under surveillance . And to ring the same number what I want to know is how can these people get away with this and can or will this be investigated further! I am concerned for others or the elderly that give them their information ?
  • Anonymous
    December 11, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: call centre

    English guy, no hello. asked were we still at our address. Do we take American express, No, do you take other cards? I answer Yes. He hangs up. No manners these people. Go and get a proper job. Rang no back. Market Research.
  • Anonymous
    December 11, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    All of the above just some scammer number now blocked
  • Anonymous
    December 7, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    English sounding guy, asked if we take American Express. When I said no he hung up.
  • Anonymous
    December 6, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Female with English accent

    Same as above - confirmed my company name then asked "if I accepted AMEX". I said "for what?" She the said "oh, my boss was asking" I said "No" then she hung up.

    Does anything get done about these scammers? Does some govt body investigate?
  • Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    same as all asking if we accept amex

    woman, couldnt asnwer me when i asked why she was calling from ACT to a sydney contracor
  • DP
    December 4, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Some scumbag

    Call from a mumbling idiot this morning via (02) 6140 3464.
    He asked if this is [business name]. I said yes, as it is our business name.
    He then asked if we take Amex. No.
    I asked him where he was from (to see if he was a client, although he sounded so dopey that I had very strong doubts. He said England, but he'd just moved to Glenroy [near our location].
    He then asked if we take other credit cards. I again said no.
    He thanked me, hung up and crawled back under his rock! a**hole!
  • Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Jack - man with an English accent.

    just had a phone call from and English man named jack. wanting to make a payment with amex. when i said we dont he seemed agitated.
    he said his step dad needed to pay an invoice and that he had left urgently to catch a plane. i asked the name of the company he said G & M. i asked for relating invoice number and he began to tell me he wasn't sure and was a bit confused. started discussing bank details asked if we accepted cheques or cash. all i said was that the details were on the bottom of the invoice for reference. when i asked for the relating invoice number again to reference he said he would go and get it sounded nervous and then came back and repeated the questions. kept saying he couldn't find the invoice he has been asked to pay. just block the number. there should be more penalties for these people.
  • Anonymous
    November 21, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: female

    asked us if we are still at the same location. said yes. said that she wants to use our service. but can't tell the detail. then asked if we accept AMEX. I honestly don't know, I'm not an accountant. she said will call back later. will block her.
  • Anonymous
    November 20, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: "John - from Sydney" with an Indian accent

    Wanted to know if our business was still located at (our old address) - when I asked who was asking he said John. I asked where he was calling from - "Sydney but no company". I replied that we no longer had an office there - his reply was "Ok, I will have to tell my father. He also wants to know if you still accept AMEX as payment?" When I said that we do not take any payments at our office he just said OK and hung up.
  • SB
    November 19, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Asked about AMEX being accepted or not, I told them yes and inquired why they are asking. He/she said asking about because their boss wanted to know and want to be a customer...definitely spam.
  • Anonymous
    November 16, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Got a call this morning, a man asking if my company was still located on Lonsdale street. I replied that we have relocated but didn't explain further. He then asked if I accept American Express. I thought this was unusual and asked "Who am i speaking with?" He replied " Joe (unintelligible mumble). Do you accept AMEX?" Something just didn't seem right, so i asked him to specify where he worked and what was the reference number on the tax invoice he wished to pay. He "Ummmm'ed" for too long and that confirmed I was speaking to a complete idiot and this was definitely scam. I told him he had called the wrong number and hung up.
  • Anonymous
    November 16, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    They called asking if we took Amex so they can make a payment and then tried to confirm our address. I knew it was suss when they mentioned a very old address and I asked for what booking they were making payment for and he then said he doesn't have one. I then asked what service he was interested in and hung up on me. Definitely a scam given the above comments and his reaction. Good try no sale a.hole!
  • Jason
    November 16, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Telemarketer/Scam

    We have started using theQ.com.au to front end our business calls and it blocks any callers that have 4+ (configurable) complaints on this site. Saves us having to deal with these low lives because of this awesome community. Thanks to everyone for posting these. :)
  • Anonymous
    November 15, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: english sounding guy

    Same as the others asked if we were "business name" then asked if we accepted American Express. I asked them where they were calling from and the reason for the call. They said they were a potential customer, Sounded suspicious so I hung up.
  • Anonymous
    November 15, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    They called on a landline number first and when I hung up on them, they then called back on a private number! Terrible.

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