Caller: Scam pretending to be ATO
Twice in two days - threatening my arrest. Knew instantly it was a hoax and hung up
Male voice purporting to be from ATO and that I had income tax violoation reported via an informant program, and if I did not respond by pressing '1' to contact someone from the ATO I would be penalised and/or arrested, d*ckhead doesn't realise I'm a retiree and now longer submit anything to the ATO, just like the box head who says he's contacting me regarding an accident I've had, don't look up their stats too well, haven't had an accident in 50 years, there must be some poor saps who get caught though, wish we could stop these calls :(
Received call from (02) 6216 1111 . Person told he's from tax office then mentioned he's calling from police station and then when he realized that things not going his way, he dropped the call. Donot entertain any call from this number. Number rang, hung up when i answered, searched number and found your comments Caller: ATO
Does anyone know what the police are doing about this particular scam...
This is at the extreme level of fraud/conn.
The call I got was fairly well done, and I'm guessing people will start falling for it if not already.
To find them the AFP need to run a worm through darknet to access the main incoming exchange servers into the country and trace the phone number back to it's alteration coding within the server before it's encrypted as it goes overseas. Also it may possibly be routing through an international VPN, but that can also be stopped at the phone number alteration coding software. Many countries are able to stop scammers from altering numbers by locating the VOIP software causing the illegal changes within the phone exchange/internet nodes themselves, including Norway, Canada and China. Once found the number can be stopped, and trace software can attempt to track back through the VPN servers they are using, all the way back to the person in Nigeria. lol
Time to get on top of the scams Australia :-)
Received a call today from this number. I don't answer unknown numbers so i checked online and found this thread. Caller: Scammer from ACT posing as ATO & leaving a computer generated VM
(02) 6216 1111
Has been reported to the ATO
Just received calls from this number twice today - have blocked this number now Received call from (02) 6216 1111 yesterday and today. Didn't answer either call as suspected spam. Checked number on reverse call and notice all these other listings! Know it has featured on TV, but sure some poor people do get caught up in the awful threats apparently made. Caller: Voicemail purporting to be from ATO. Number shows as ATO number
Received a call same as described. It is the ATO's number. I suppose it's to annoy the ATO as people keep calling them to see if it's genuine. How to they manage to route a number through a genuine ATO number if it's not genuine?
Caller: (02) 6216 1111
When no-one answered after I said hello, I knew this number was being picked up elsewhere due to the delay ... I hung up, and when I got home, looked it up on reverse phone numbers ... I thought it was a scammer and looking at the responses, I guess I was right !
Scam!!! Confirmed with ATO that it is a scam as ATO does not have records of contacting me.
Another number these scammers have been calling with:
(02) 6216 3444 (which is also a real ATO number)
These scammers are getting smarter
fake tax office call Caller: Scam ATO Robo message
Also ATO scam call.
Also previously got similar SMS.
Has anyone pressed 1 to continue? What happens then?
Does this site send notifications to authorities? I hope so.
Caller: (02) 6216 1111
Same as the rest. Received a call from this number. It came up as ACT on my phone. I didn't answer it and no message was left. I Googled the number and discovered this page. Thank you for this thread. Do not accept calls from this number!
This is coming from a hacker syndicate located in southbank grand in Melbourne, which is run by MICM property/ Central Equity. My phone started getting hacked when I moved into the MICM property and I have been the victim of scams like this ever since. Caller: Scam pretending to be ATO Caller: ATO
Got a call from this number today and can’t believe I’m seeing stuff from April , thought the feds would be onto it by now
This is a SCAM. Purports to be from the ATO
They have another number (08) 7100 1374
Received call from this number claiming to be Federal Officer Samuel Cardosa Badge Number: 417J67. Have to say he was quite convincing for a while saying I had committed tax evasion. Ended up working it out after a while and hung up. Called the police station (as he said there was a warrant out for my arrest) and they told me it was a scam. He called me back and I answered and he asked why I hung up on him. I told him I had called the police station and he hung up.
3 complaints this year
222 total complaints
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Claiming to be Department of Home Affairs
In 2006, there were 8,204 persons usually resident in Canberra: 52.5% were males and 47.5% were females. Of the total population in Canberra 0.7% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia. more
The most common responses for occupation for employed persons usually resident in Canberra were Managers 34.8%, Professionals 34.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 6.3% and Technicians and Trades Workers 3.9%.
74.2% of persons usually resident in Canberra stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses within Canberra were: England 4.8%, New Zealand 2.0%, Germany 0.9%, United States of America 0.9% and India 0.7%.
90.0% of persons usually resident in Canberra were Australian citizens, 20.5% were born overseas and 1.7% were overseas visitors.
* statistcs taken from the 2006 Census for postal area 2600 conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics