The same a lady rang my business, asked if we accept Amex card , we said yes, then she hung up. LOOKS SCAMMMM Girl with Asian accent called my mobile asking if my business takes American Express. I was immediately suspicious and asked who was calling. She said it was for "My dad". I asked for my information and she would only say "It's for my dad" who is a prospective customer. I politely said I was't taking on any new customers and didn't answer her question. Best not to engage with them. Same as above, asking if I (my company) takes AmEx payments. No other info. Call originated in Canberra area. Block, block, block! Caller: Scam Called
Caller requested to know if I took AMEX payments. Never said his name or where he was from. Very Dodgy. Can Police please investigate these people? Surely we have technology to trace where the calls are originating from.
Caller: Some twat
A pommy d*ckhead called saying he's calling on behalf of his DAD - just to check payment options. I called back that number and got that cut out line - "You've called to /research marketing company/." And it cuts out. If they are reading this they can stick it where it fits.
kept asking question to get me to say yes, when i asked "who are you?" she hung up Thanks guys I really appreciate this service. They're good at what they do, but I'm glad I checked here.
BTW if you hear an obvious scammer try this one;
I ask if "Mary Smith from the Telstra Technical department" has ever heard of Adharma - usually NO - so I go on to say that Adharma is that part of Karma that says the lies of a liar don't harm the person being lied to but those lies do enormous damage to the Karmra of the person doing the lying. Nine times out of ten they hang up before you can draw breath.
Caller: (02) 6140 3464
Called asking our business whether we accept American Express, and said it was for his father.
Named our bank account name rather than our organisation name.
Had an English accent.
Told him to call back later. Heard its an ATO scam.
they have called out business 5 times today - " I'm calling for my mother, she wants to know if you take American express at your store" they want you to say yes... so annoying, currently trying to get the number blocked in our system Had my full name. Kept asking if I took Amex. I googled the number while on the phone. Hey all, just a heads up! I received a call from these guys today as well, so it would seem they're up to their same tricks. Ken Matthews however, has another person working with him, so please be mindful. Governing bodies will not call you out of the blue to get your details. If in doubt, call the governing body (in this case the ATO) and ask them if they need to talk to you.These day's I don't give out any information to anyone, I call the service provider/governing body back to investigate. If I'm needed they'll know about it. This is a scam. Ken Matthews with a Irish accent left a threatening message on our answering machine about our house being under surveillance. Its a scam. Please don't get scammed. Same message, deleted it. Seemed unlikely but thanks for the heads up. We had a call on June 16 as well!! Don't be fooled. I feel for the elderly!! Ato call fake Kenneth Matthews must have a busy week ahead I just had a message from this number re the ato ... Omg it sounded so convincing ... Will call ato to be sure but thanks for the heads up Toni This has just happened to me! They left a message & I called the number back. Very stressful, I was very angry with them & asked heaps of questions. It didn't even cross my mind that it was a scam. After they put me on hold & then hung up on me I rang my Tax Agent asking what was going on. Thank god I didn't give them any of my information, so easy for them to steal your identity! Just got a call from them claiming that they were from the ATO and legal action was going to happen against us if we didn't sort out our tax 'error' quickly.
It is a scam!
A client of our was called on this number
Someone calling himself Kenneth Matthew left a message on his answer phone to the effect he (John) was going to be investigated by the ATO and ASIO and he (Kenneth) could help. He left a telephone number (6140 3464) and I just rang it to see what happened. It was answered by someone saying thankyou for calling the Australian Taxation Office. Scam
I also had a call from someone at this number, on the 12th, saying he was Dr Matthews from the ATO and we needed a tax review. Thank goodness i looked here first!
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