Someone pretending to be from Telstra to say that the internet is due to go off in 20 minutes & will be down for 2 weeks. I just hung up on him. Someone pretending to be from Telstra (indian accent) to say that the internet is due to go off in 20 minutes & will be down for 2 weeks - when I question because I wasnt a Telstra internet customer they tried to tell me it was all internet. When I tried to question where they got my number from they hung up My husband answered the phone , it was a woman who said she was from Telstra and said the internet was going to be down for a few hours . My husband said he will ring Telstra himself and she hung up Just had some clown rang on my house phone & 5 minutes later rang my sons number, both times there was a silence when I answered and then a female voice said "goodbye" & hung up Claiming to be from Telstra, strung him along to see what sort of scam it was:
eventvwr scam - reported to Scamwatch
also gave a "callback verification number": (02) 8006 9531
I received a message from this number... "I am apology for not getting to you sooner ...." then direct to web link Indian scammer called, I told her I have a prediction that she will burn to death in a house fire. She hung up. Had a call from this number, the voice on other end sounded like a young Indian male telling me he was from Telstra and some one was going to hack my internet. I ended the call because I believe that it was him going to do damage. After going to the police station soon after the call I am pleased I was shown this website and am also going to send message through scam watch who report these matters to the federal police, which I must add are already aware of this. keeps calling and they hang up when we answer the phone. Had one of these calls today, claim to be from 242 Exhibition Street, I quizzed them, yes, we are from the Telstra building.
Claimed I had an internet problem and he was going to fix it.
I suggested to the gentleman that we call his mother because she has an internet problem, he told to F,,k Off and hung up on me.
The are spoofing the Phone number, so the number being displayed is a number that Optus has disconnected.....
When are our Authorities going to put things in place to stop these scammers!!!
Claim to be from Telstra Technical Department, female with Indian accent. I told her that I did not have a computer, she hung up. Definite scam! I only just finished posted a comment on here about the Indian scammers and I received another call. This time a private number but giving the same story - Telstra is about to turn off your internet in two hours etc etc....
I said I was just reading about this scam on the internet, so how does he reply? He calls me a motherf*cker and abuses me. Right. I'm the a***hole because I won't fall for the scam.
Thick Indian accent from a guy named "John". Right.
Same thing pretending to be from telstra told him to f##k off Pretending to be Telstra and trying to get into my system. Let her sit there and explain it to me - very funny Pretending to be from Telstra saying the internet is about to be disconnected and they can guide me thru changes to make to my computer. quite persistent. I hang up they ring back. Now I answer and then put phone down, they hang up eventually. seem to get this one at least once a week. Answered phone but no reply & a few seconds later, a recorded robotic voice said goodbye & call ended - now blocked. Someone from Telstra wanting to know the name of the person used the home PC. Told them it was none of their business and it was personal information. They hung up. Man with foreign accent said he was from Telstra and that my internet is due to go off in 2 hours..... I told him I wasn't with Telstra - he started with some standard reply - and I then said goodbye and hung up. Same here. Said he was from Telstra and that are n 2 hours my internet would be down for 2 weeks & if I just turn on my computer & let him in, he would show me the problem. I hung up on him. He tried calling back twice, but I didn't answer. He didn't leave a message. Flog Scam artist targeting Telstra customers. Claims he needs access to your computer for a "sting operation" and asks for bank details and for money to be sent from your account through 7/11.
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Anonymous on 0413 124 717
Anonymous on (03) 9114 8813
Called them after i missed a call i told them Ive never borrowed money from this "organisation"...
Smoke Alarm... on 0488 805 713
I returned a call from 0488 805 713 but reached vm for Smoke Alarm Australia
Woolworths on (02) 8279 5892
got a message from Woolworths on this number
Wess on (02) 7201 8817
100% SCAM numbers