Same issue as Dan above...Bloody scammers Left a voicemail saying I had to call them back or I would get arrested. What the f*#k. Caller: the above Melbourne phone number
I received an American recorded message today stating he was calling from the ATO and it was about a lawsuit and I immediately hung up. When I called back from another number an Indian lady answered saying she was from the Investigations unit. Suspecting it is a scam,I ended the call.
I got a voice recording saying i will be arrested if i do not call this number back scammers using computer generated message, threatening my arrest if I don't get back to them Sounded like a computer generated voice saying something about the Australian Tax office and if I didn't respond to this message there would be an arrest warranty issued under my name, weird Just got off the phone to this number, apparently I owe the ATO 7,000 bucks, which is crazy cause I’m only 21, and for the amount of time I paid tax, I haven’t made anything close to that number back. I asked her to read out my address for me and she couldn’t so she hung up on me. If it happens to you give this a try Left a computer generated message saying if i did not call back that they would have an arrest warrant issued and have me arrested. An obvious scam . I heard a machine recording saying there is a lawsuit against me. It also asked me to a phone number, otherwise will have me arrested. Obvious scammer - I pretended ignorance, so she gave me the (03) 9018 5643 number to call back when I started computer. They're well organised to have an 03 (ie. Vic) call back number. Can't we catch these criminals? Same experience as above. However I refused to buy their security plan last night. Said I would look at it today. This morning turned the computer on without internet access & found I needed a Setup password to access the computer. Have been hassled with calls all day wanting me to buy a security program. Told them I wouldn't buy & that they were a scam & not from Telstra, then put the answer machine on lady with Indian accent again posing as Telstra called and installed Supremo system on my computer during which my computer was taken off the air for hours at a time and then asked me to buy I Tune cards to the sum of $300 and then claimed that $2000 was put into my account mistakenly and asked me to send that amount to her or to an Indian address A person with an Indian accent called me from this number posing as Telstra. They claimed that my internet IP address was showing some odd activity and that my computers might be at risk. However, they could help me fix the problem. I'm assuming that they would have eventually tried to sell me the solution or were fishing for information.
9 complaints this year
13 total complaints
Sydney City... on 0403 142 788
I called back number 0403 142 788 spoke to a guy who said I've reached Sydney City Removalist.
Anonymous on 0421 841 981
This is an international scam caller from Hongkong
Anonymous on 1800 934 266
Said my Microsoft has been stopped (it obviously hadn't been) and to ring the above number....
Anonymous on 0423 213 218
Optus advises that this number is disconnected yet it just called me.
Anonymous on (02) 0389 5403