Caller: Scammer pretended they were Apple
Scammer number shows Adelaide number but it diverted to a mobile when I called it. Scammer do not give details as asked for credit card including cvc. I new it wasn’t Apple when he asked for details as they don’t ask for Credit Card details
Caller: I googled Aldi phone number
In my haste I googled Aldi Phone number and the above number was listed as an Aldi contact for mobile prepaid service.
I called the number as I had to recharge my wifes phone in my haste I was asked qu.estions then asked to give my credit card details which I did but not without asking firstly was this the standard procedure. After being reassured I was sent a OTP and asked to give the pin over the phone. I hesitated as I knew this highly irregular but because of the urgency I complied.
As soon as I did I was hit with a $1380 charge from South Africa. These Scammers have no conscience I new then I had been had and I told the person over the phone what I thought of him. He just brazenly ignored my pleas and said he going to request another OTP which would fix up my account. I just told him he was a scammer and got as many details as I could out of him which he no trouble giving but of coarse the information was all rubbish and part of the scam to make you feel all is good.
I am now trying to get back my $1380 which was scammed off me and in all my liferI thought this type of thing could not happen to me.
I was led into a false sense of security because the number was listed on google search engine under Aldi phone number 24 hour service.
I have learnt a valuable lesson and that is never give your credit card details over the phone unless you are 100% sure you have called the correct number and never give out a One Time Pin number over the phone as this give the other party authority to take money out of your card.
I feel like an idiot but feel I need to share this so that it may save someone else from getting ripped off by these low life's who don't care what harm they cause or stress they cause as long as they get your money.
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2 total complaints
Anonymous on 0451 161 285
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Hung up soon as answered
In 2006, there were 23,524 persons usually resident in Sheidow Park: 49.4% were males and 50.6% were females. Of the total population in Sheidow Park 0.5% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia. more
English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 88.7% of persons usually resident in Sheidow Park. The most common languages other than English spoken at home were: Polish 1.2%, Greek 0.7%, German 0.7%, Persian 0.6% and Arabic 0.6%.
There were 6,898 families in Sheidow Park: 51.9% were couple families with children, 34.4% were couple families without children, 12.8% were one parent families and 1.0% were other families.
The most common responses for occupation for employed persons usually resident in Sheidow Park were Clerical and Administrative Workers 17.5%, Professionals 17.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.7%, Sales Workers 12.0% and Community and Personal Service Workers 10.8%.
* statistcs taken from the 2006 Census for postal area 5158 conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics