• Anonymous
    August 5, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Department of Education, Skills and Employment

    This is a legitimate number. The mobile is a no reply number. It sends messages from the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment. If you reply to the SMS, it gives you a number to call customer support. Links always appear to be .gov.au links. I usually type the link displayed into my browser instead of clicking on it.
  • Not a scam, stop reporting government services you don't like, it just hurts others
    November 5, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: JobActive - Australian Government (JobSeeker, Centrelink Job Reporting, etc.)

    Not a Scam! I see a lot of people saying this is a scam number... Guys, it's literally the listed mobile number used by jobseeker! Just check their website next time you log in to MyGov ->jobseeker and search for the page "How We Communicate". It's in two screenshots and plain text, listed as a confirmed safe number.

    Not convinced? Don't trust random folk on the internet? Wise call, but please double check this for your own peace of mind if nought else. The jobseeker site has a search bar, if you want to go manual mode.

    Hell, It's literally the second google result for the number on my end. It's an official government webpage (ending in .gov.au).

    I followed links from the MyGov website to confirm this, and y'all need to stop being paranoid or spitefully marking it as spam when it's not technically spam. This is part of a vital reminders system that informs people when, say, they're gonna have an appointment that if they miss it could literally lead to their only income being docked or a permanent demerit being placed against them. Don't be worse a**holes than the d*ckhead who designed the jobseeker system, have a little respect for the people who have no choice but to rely on it.

    It may *feel* like a scam given how sh*tty the jobseeker system is, but this number's literally been vouched for beyond any doubt. Do your research and don't just bandwagon because it "looks suss". Yeah, jobactive is sh*t and run in a lazy unprofessional way, but that doesn't make them scammers. No matter how much you wish they could be listed as such.

    If you're lazy, this is the URL. I wouldn't blame you for not clicking it, but if you can't be arsed researching this yourself it's there.

    https://jobsearch.gov.au/how-we-communicate
  • Anonymous
    September 14, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    How dare the government do this on a number that is "disconnected" which means they are contacting people from a "fake" number. At least now they're exposed.
  • Anonymous
    July 24, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    rang but its not connected
  • Anonymous
    September 29, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Scam. Telling me I have an appointment tomorrow and asks to check my tasks by clicking on a .gov.au link. I don’t have an appointment and wouldn’t anyway being in stage 4 lockdown. Plus, it is worded terribly.
  • Anonymous
    August 5, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Sms

    Message to remind of appointment with employment provider.
  • Bill
    September 10, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Scammers

    they said that i recently applied for so called application to get the right help i have to sign in with a milious link jobactive.gov.au/online-employment-services and make a screen share of my job seeker
    They saying that i am on Exemption and that they want me to check my Inbox ...
    SCAM frist Departments Would never Contact you ... They have there own message Thing Secondly I repeat Do not click on anything you dont Recognize ^^
  • Anonymous
    August 5, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    It is from the people who try and help unemployed people get work - or from the government department of employment. Usually it's to remind of appointments and stuff like that.
  • Scam caller
    December 13, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Scammer Indian

    Do you not pick up – do not reply – do not click on any links – you have been warned – ScamCall and it will infect your phone just like COVID-19 – danger danger danger
  • Anonymous
    July 17, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Probally Stuart Roberts getting his jolliesfrom harassing people on low incomes

    most likely a dodgy government department that engages in illegal practices
  • Anonymous
    October 8, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Scam.

    Claims to be Centrelink, saying click on link to check tasks to do with your Jobseeker payment. Sucks for them, I'm not on a Jobseeker payment!
  • Anonymous
    September 3, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Scammer

    They sent me a text with my name claiming centrelink told them information and the text gave a link for me to check. When i went into my gov there was not letter . I think its another scammer dont reply click.link or phone. centrelink dont give out details to other and if they did I really would be concerned. Scammer number
  • Anonymous
    July 25, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Got a text
    "UPDATE: the gradual return of mutual obligations continues. From 4 August you may receive a penalty if you refuse suitable work. See jobsearch.gov.au/COVID"

    1 don't ever click on links from unknown sources. 2 This is very likely a scam to gain access to your mobile device.

    Came up on my phone as 'Potential Fraud'
  • Anonymous
    July 23, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Rang..says this number is disconnected
  • Anonymous
    July 3, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    I got a message from them on a Sunday morning to check my WorkforceAustralia.gov.au inbox, which I don’t have, any legit messages from the government are “do not reply”. As the previous comments are dated 2020, the caller has obviously resurfaced again.
  • Anonymous
    May 20, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    They are scammers i all ways getting sms messages please do not answer them they only be after money i rangthe number and it is saying it is disconnected
  • Anonymous
    March 21, 2022
    SMS
    Australia
    Hi Anonymous, the Devonport Jobs Fair will be held on Friday 25 March at the Paranaple Convention Centre. Hundreds of jobs on offer! To register for free, go to dese.gov.au/DevonportJF. TAS Government public health measures will apply including face masks being worn. Hope to see you there. Australian Government"

    This might be legit, except this number sent me a text last week addressed to Lauren, and I don't live in Devonport. I also haven't signed up to get ANY text messages from the government.
  • Anonymous
    March 4, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    your mutual obligation requirements are now changed until 8 march due to the current rain event ,,, but i am on medical certificate so it is scam for me ,, I am not going to click on the link
  • Anonymous
    February 13, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Don't recognize this number and when I tried to call I received a "This number is disconnected" msg. I like many have been hammer with a flood of dodgy parcel/video problem txts and put no faith in a msg from a number which isn't legally recognized as connected..Suspension and caution make me call Spam/Hoax on this.
  • Anonymous
    January 14, 2022
    Scam call
    Australia
    scam advised of new activation code - 3 SMS at once with different activation codes

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