Yes scammers send an email to you trying to get you to follow a link. The details on the letter are largely correct, including the phone number, but the link they try to get you to click is dodgy. I contacted iinet directly and they informed me I owed nothing, my credit card was ok etc.
They are after your bank details so they can withdraw money, disgusting scammers that neither the government nor iinet seem to care about. IInet was hacked sometime ago and somehow these scum ended up with details of people - seems nothing can be done other than be careful
iinet support I think the number is legitimate for iinet, as it is listed on their website, but the email is a scam. They hope you press the account link to get your details. Caller: semi-literate idiot scammer
The email I received didn't have a link... wow they can't even get that right!
Here's what they sent me, apparently I'm a "costumer"....
Dear values costumer,
We couldn't process the payment using your current credit card.
We'll try to proceed with payment again.
Please, check if your billing information is up-to-date.
Please click here to complete the billing.
Thank you once again for your time today.
The iiNet Team
I got a scam email supposedly from iinet telling me I need to update my billing details. It showed this phone number which is the real number for iinet tech support. But the link to update billing details would, if you were rash enough to click it, take you to "asaipestcontrol.com/google". Clearly the email isn't from iinet. Caller: Suspected scammers
Had two transactions for direct debit from my bank account for amounts of $25 per month to Iinet.
Don't have Internet, nor would $25 per month be realistic.
Contacted bank, bank was able to stop the last transaction as it was still pending, but haven't received the first amount.
Instead IV received SMS with threats to suspend.
I checked the website site connected to this phone number.
Website looks suspicious as reference to iinet at the top of the page but reference to iiNet at the bottom of the page.
So... Iinet, iinet,iiNet.
Three different ways to spell a business name is highly suspect, surly they would be consistent with the professional use of their trademark business name.
Will investigate further into the three web links they have sent me.
Will contact ACCC regarding this
They are associated with 3-4 other companies under TPG Banner?
Even though you don’t have iiNet account, you could have an Adam internet account for example??
I don't even have an IINET account but they are going to suspend my account if I don't pay $25 immediately :D They sent me a text saying I owe them money...I don't even have an iinet account!! Just delete, just wanting to take money off you for something or anything... I don't even have an iiNET account !!!
Could it be a scam?
Matnew K Wililams.82981996 iiNet support iinet customer service help line this is iinet, what rubbish IINet iinet
4 complaints this year
8 total complaints
Anonymous on (02) 7209 0905
Received missed phone call and a "blank" voicemail message. When called back, no one picked-up....
dacha on (07) 3266 6127
Anonymous on 0493 475 704
Scam - Do not open link!!
Anonymous on (08) 6102 5298
Rang back, as is normal with a scammers call, number is not connected
Kingborough... on (03) 6232 3700
Kingborough Medical Centre rang me before from this number (03) 6232 3700
In 2006, there were 30,629 persons usually resident in Geraldton: 49.6% were males and 50.4% were females. Of the total population in Geraldton 8.3% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia. more
The most common industries of employment for persons aged 15 years and over usually resident in Geraldton were School Education 6.6%, Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.5%, Hospitals 3.1%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.9% and Road Freight Transport 2.9%.
86.6% of persons usually resident in Geraldton were Australian citizens, 11.5% were born overseas and 0.4% were overseas visitors.
The most common responses for occupation for employed persons usually resident in Geraldton were Technicians and Trades Workers 18.5%, Professionals 14.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.0%, Labourers 12.4% and Sales Workers 10.4%.
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