Received a call did not answer. After reading comments believe this is a scam. I had been lined up in a line for a passport in Perth when someone tried to airdrop a document to my phone. Ignored it and changed my settings. Wondering if they are scanning people lined up and then trying to contact and scam them. This phone number from Perth keeps calling my phone, but I live in a different state and have no connections or business to do with anyone or anything from Perth.
This is definitely a Scam call. They literally phoned me right after I got off a call with a person from the Australian Passport phone service line. Looks like they’re trying to pretend they’re from the Australian Passport office.
Called I answered without saying anything and after 5 seconds they hung up Caller: (08) 6216 2999
Says calling from Australian Passport Office Perth regarding Application
Australian Ascent, Female
Caller: Australian passport
Tiffani call from the (08) 6216 2999 and left a message saying to call (08) 6216 2494 about my passport application.
Caller: (08) 6216 2999
Caller asked for a jeannie someone said they were calling from Perth Hospital.....when I called the number got back message Australian Passport office. Number doesn't belong to Perth hospital either. Guessing its a scam call - Australian Accent Female Caller
Caller: (08) 6216 2999 - scam caller - said from Defence Foreign Trade Office
Scam call - said from Defence Foreign Trade Office
Caller a woman with Asian or Indian accent, said name was Olga and claimed to be from the Defence Foreign Trade Office. Trying to find out information about family. Said had tried to call a relative and was contacting me to get in touch with them. When asked to provide information about herself and her job, she said she did not know. Said to caller to not call back and hung up.
SCAM - CALL. Contacted the Australian passport via their Toll Free number (website) Informed number not WA passports. Caller states they need to talk to me about passport application I have lodged (nil lodged). Caller has Australian accent. Beware
Caller: (08) 6216 2999
"Scam alert - Migration fraud and scams
We are concerned by recent scam phone calls, claiming to be from the Australian High Commission, New Delhi, with the caller requesting money to amend an error in the Date of Birth in the application form at the time of departure at the airport with the warning of deportation for lack of immediate action and payment. Please note: VFS Global does not make phone calls for getting customer information. Please report immediately on feedback.inau @ vfshelpline.com if you receive any call purported to be originated by VFS Global to gather any personal information." - VFS Global website
I called back number (08) 6216 2999 reached IVR for a company called Australian Passport Office.
2 complaints this year
7 total complaints
Anonymous on 0412 543 136
called 1 second then hangup. didnt pickup but sure is junk call
Blue Chip Auto on 0415 575 778
someone from Blue Chip Auto left me a message with this number 0415 575 778
Anonymous on 0438 089 555
SMS Message reads.
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Anonymous on 0414 817 807
Called me. No one there, they just hang up.
Anonymous on 0451 020 635
Called my mobile and they didn’t leave me a voicemail message on it