This number called me and looked suspicious, so at first I wasn't going to answer it.
But when I did answer the call, I didn't say anything and just waited to hear some background noise or for them say something first.
After a couple of seconds, they hung up.
It's probably their computers calling and waiting for someone to say Hello, then their scamming message would start playing.
Caller: (02) 9071 2899 NBN scam
People, please ignore this number!
I was called from this number numerous times, telling me they are Telstra and they were offering a free upgrade to a faster nbn.
First call I missed, second was a male Indian asking me about my nbn free upgrade, stupid me said I haven’t got time to speak now, on my way out, call me back this afternoon.
Third attempt was a female Indian once again I didn’t have time to speak, told her to ring later, so the same lady called me 3 days later with a few missed calls in between and said I can update your nbn now for free.
I didn’t think anything of it as my internet is slow, so I thought ok she was here to help me from Telstra?
I was busy trying to feed my son and in the middle of all the chaos happening at home.
I started proceeding with her call (I know stupid me) she asked me how many devices do we use in the home and then asked me have you done a speed test, which I do have down loaded on my phone, she made me recheck it while she was on the phone.
my speed was lower than what she told me it had to be between 50-60m but mine was much slower than this.
Then she told me to go to my App Store on my mobile, click the search bar then she spelt out the name anydesk, you have to download this for me to proceed, so yes I proceeded with this and then she asked me to click on something which I did then a code came up, she asked me what the code was, so yes I told her the number code, then she did something on her side then she said to me you have to accept?
Now this is where I started realising this isn’t right?
I told her NO I am not accepting anything several times but she kept on saying, but remember this is getting you a faster NBN?
Then I started asking her a few questions about my Telstra account, what are my account details and email address, she couldn’t answer these questions.
I asked her how do I know that you are from Telstra?
I’ll give you my name and you can google it and it will say I do work for Telstra!
I said WHAT THE?
I didn’t continue with anything else, THANK GOD!
Then I said to her this is a scam and I am having this number reported and she starting getting stroppy with me, then she hung up.
I was so lucky that I had seen something very similar on Chanel 7 the previous night regarding these sorts of scams, and as I was going through this procedure, I was thinking of what I’d seen on tv in the back of my mind but because you’re in that moment, you just proceed with it not thinking straight, it’s like they have you in a spell?
So please be WARNED!
They nearly had me.
Supposedly I am going to be charged $299.99 for an EBAY transaction. Automated message from them. Does that mean everyone has the same amount owing? Have blocked this number
Caller: Claimed to be ATO
They claimed to be issuing an arrest warrant for me
Claimed to be the ATO with a warrant for arrest if I didn't press 1 and enter personal details. Spam call Caller: EBay
Got call from this number lucky I had Truecaller ID the number saying from ebay i know it a scam cause they don’t call customer out of the blue likely send email
Did not trust it so I let it ring and once completed blocked reported it
Scam claimed to Be ATO issuing a warrant etc Caller: scammer
don’t answer; report; block
together we can rid the Universe of this menace!
Rang about 3 or 4 times. Got some information out of me.1 hour later $400 out of my bank balance. Do not answer the phone.call the police One of many Sydney numbers calling my phone! They never leave a message. They even tried from Pakistan…
I just keep BLOCKING as I am sick to death of these scammers!
If you say nothing at pick up,(Iike I do)then hangs up,means it’s a robocall voice activated.
Also more sophisticated scammers want your voice print.
In my case the number looked official due to circumstance
Caller: did not pick up
searched this number and found this page
Caller: Claimed to be NBN
Scam Call. Robotic voice - advising along the lines of " NBN was available in my area , and my internet and landline would be terminated ASAP. Press 1 to be connected to technician."
Didnt proceed further.
Its a scam they pretend to be the ATO then they try and get money out of you. Dont answer it! Caller: (02) 9071 2899
Got a call saying there was a warrant out for my arrest because of tax evasion and that there was paper work sent out to my address (I never received such) I pay taxes.
Caller hung up when I answered (in an aggravated voice, was in shower). They just tried to contact me. Suspecting spam. I don't pick up on unsolicited calls & invite the caller to leave a message. No message left, checked this page and saw this number listed a dozen times. Spam. Blocked. Caller: Scam
Scam call claiming I owe someone $300 SCAM SCAM SCAM
40 complaints this year
40 total complaints
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