• Anonymous
    November 13, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Claims to be ATO

    Recorded voice message saying something about pension backpayments and an increase. Says to 'press 1' for 'head office'. Given I'm not on the pension, this is clearly a scam.
  • J
    November 20, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: (03) 8799 2150

    Got a voice message saying they sent me documents that I haven’t filled out. The voice mail came through as text because I’m with belong and the id was “potential fraud”
  • Anonymous
    November 19, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Scam claiming to be Centrelink. Automated voice message said I had back payments waiting, increase in pension rate and that they’ve been sending me application forms. It gave an application number and said to press 1 to call head office in Canberra.
    I never applied for Centrelink.
  • Anonymous
    November 18, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    called twice, missed the first call that left a message saying " we have tried to call you several times and send you documents that you haven't filled out" . I tried to call the number that said it is unavalible, I have now blocked the number as spam
  • Anonymous
    November 16, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Automated voice - hung up
  • Comms Consultant
    November 13, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: (Allegedly) CentreLink

    Actually the number was (possibly spoofed) in E164 format as (03) 8799 2150, incoming to my mobile. Later, I wasn’t able to call it.

    Just let it go to message, but don’t expect one.

    CentreLink’ s number advertised is 132468 within Australia, though you should always look it up yourself, if you ever need to talk to the real organisation.

    Computer generated recording stating something about being CentreLink and that having not heard back from messages left (nonsense), an application form for a pension (fiction) is being transferred to Canberra (!) ... to speak with administration press ‘1’ ... (had time before lunch so why not?).

    Answered by a well spoken (South Eastern, sub-continental accent) who, identified as CentreLink and asked how they could help. I asked why they had called me. They asked for my first and last name. I declined to provide that and asked why they had called me. There was a good pause after which they insisted that ‘I must have called them’ as ‘I do not call people’. (Use of first person ‘I’ is telling). I insisted that their system had called and I wanted to know why. Another pause and another denial. I apologised for the misunderstanding and hung up.

    The lame scam attempt is mildly entertaining. What I’m narky about is that they somehow thought I was in the age demographic that could be applying for a pension! Outrageous!
  • Anonymous
    November 5, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Automated voice recording claiming money owed and taxfile number will be suspended until legal action is taken urging to press 1 now.

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