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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #100 on: May 30, 2017, 05:58:56 PM »
Well its been good while it lasted but the ATO has finally caught up with me for serious tax avoidance and tax evasion ..........or so it seems.
I found a message on my answerphone from a James Anderson of the ATO  today offering me the opportunity to call them back before they escalated it to the Commonwealth Court or issued a warrant for my arrest but whatever I do I must not disregard this warning.
He even left a number  - 02 88800263.

How does this one work ... are they trying to get personal details or remote access to my PC or what ???

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Give him a call and find out.

i just did

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #101 on: May 30, 2017, 06:05:57 PM »
You should Know better!!!!!!!!

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #102 on: May 30, 2017, 06:31:29 PM »
Give him a call and find out.

i just did

Er well thanks - I did think of that but decided against it. When do you expect to go to prison then ?  ;D

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #103 on: May 30, 2017, 10:39:56 PM »
I must be a bad person as I've had at least four calls from them, apparently the trick they use is to get you to buy ITunes cards and send to them as payment for your misdemeanors, heard on the news a while ago that a shop assistant had an elderly customer who wanted several hundred dollars worth of cards, when she questioned the customer as to why she needed so many was told the story. Luckily she told the customer that the Tax office don't accept ITune cards and pointed her in the direction of Consumer Affairs.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #104 on: May 31, 2017, 07:26:25 AM »
And the actual ATO guy that really did bust me was in Adelaide.... ;)

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #105 on: May 31, 2017, 11:05:20 AM »
The ATO scam is probably as prolific as the traffic accident scam.

A bit of info here: https://www.ato.gov.au/general/online-services/identity-security/verify-or-report-a-scam/
https://www.ato.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/don-t-get-played-by-itunes-scammers/

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    threaten you with immediate arrest
    ask you to pay money to receive a refund or payment from us
    ask you to pay a debt via iTunes vouchers, or pre-paid credit card or store gift cards
    ask you to provide personal information, such as your tax file number (TFN) or credit card number, via email or SMS
    ask you to pay money into a personal bank account
    direct you to download files from the internet, or open attachments in unsolicited emails.

They won't even tell you that they are taking it to court, over the phone like that.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #106 on: May 31, 2017, 08:01:50 PM »
lf the ATO cant find me then the smell of me Cooking The Books isn't strong enough .      Bring it   ON      :cheers:
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #107 on: June 01, 2017, 01:49:03 PM »
 A few years ago my wife got an Email, that was so well presented that you would swear that it came from the ATO. It looked so genuine, the give away was in the address line for the web page was something like cz.co and some other crap. Instead of ato.gov.au, go to the second page and it wanted all your details address, dob, passport no, banking details etc etc. So I forwarded it onto the ATO. Let them sort it out, but for an older or gullible person it would seem very genuine. It was for a supposed refund. Plus any correspondence from the ATO to us goes via our accountant.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #108 on: June 01, 2017, 04:50:54 PM »
ASIC business name renewals are being targeted at the moment, the content is almost faultless except for the email address.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #109 on: June 03, 2017, 04:50:46 PM »
So I got the Insurance car accident phone call today. After confirming I was in a no fault accident and that I had 8 passengers in a Suzuki Mighty Boy and they all died along with the at fault driver I got escalated to a supervisor. I had to go through the spiel again. What pissed me off after they hung up on me was that I said yes around half a dozen times and the thing that came to me immediately was tha scam about getting the person to say yes and record it for other phone banking scams however they didn't ask for my name so it might be all good.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2017, 12:19:47 PM »
So just had another cold call this time for insurance from a Victorian number. I learnt a lesson after the post above and resisted saying the word yes despite the ladies best intentions of getting me to say it. She tried real hard with loaded questions but managed to avoid it.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #111 on: July 12, 2017, 01:25:34 PM »
A new one to me is a call coming from a sub-continent based female with the name of Anne Williams (yeah right) where they say they are calling from Telstra and that they need to turn your internet off for 6 months. Wife tells me the same woman calls almost every day so when i got the call i told them to F off in no uncertain terms and also that we have never had a Telstra account.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #112 on: July 12, 2017, 02:03:24 PM »
I've been getting Shit loads lately... some from weird numbers like +6161421172727 which to me is too many numbers.... ???
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #113 on: July 12, 2017, 02:57:45 PM »
I updated my phone a month a go to the S8 with Telstra. One of its features is that it can pick out scam phone numbers and peoples names who are not in my contacts. Has been great as I no longer get to talk to a call center.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #114 on: July 12, 2017, 03:40:52 PM »
Telstra phoned me to today as overseas hackers were accessing my internet connection.

"Very very bad and you must do everything I say" she said. "I'm from the Telstra technical department and you have to trust me"

Ok who are you ringing I asked.... scary thing was she had my name and address correct.

Next question stumped her and she hung up "what type of plan do I have?"

Bugger I wanted to play some more   :D
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #115 on: July 12, 2017, 04:28:51 PM »
We've just been had. Someone spoofed one of the kids iPad sims and used it overseas to rack up $1500 worth of data charges. Currently in negotiations with Optus

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #116 on: July 12, 2017, 04:52:53 PM »
Is this a scam then?
Starting yesterday I have had 15-20 calls on my mobile, most from different numbers, asking to speak to a "Wendy". Apparently "Wendy" partook in an online survey & ticked a box that she wanted info from several companies involved in the survey. It seems that she made an error in typing her mobile number & came up with mine!
Each person who has phoned me (Aussies) has apologized & has told me that they have placed me on their "Do not call" registers.
It could happen I suppose!
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #117 on: July 12, 2017, 05:13:13 PM »



Next question stumped her and she hung up "what type of plan do I have?"


Hi,

Also.... What is my account number?
..............What amount was my last payment?
...............So what is the name and IP address of this computer that you say is infected?
............But I have 3 computers, which one is infected?

Or...But my windows have just been cleaned!

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #118 on: July 12, 2017, 05:32:05 PM »

Or...But my windows have just been cleaned!



I will use that next time someone from the  Microsoft Technical Department calls wanting access to the computer.  Cheers



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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #119 on: July 12, 2017, 06:03:55 PM »


Is this a scam then?

Depends.  Does Wendy work on an oil rig, or remote military base with no telephone communication?



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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #120 on: July 12, 2017, 06:17:23 PM »
I know of someone who got scammed using a recorded voice of theirs to purchase mobile phones and credit.

It does happen and apparently it's quite easy to do.........

I fell victim to identity theft a few years ago, but it amounted to not a lot. Just some crim trying to use my id to get a passport.
Police sorted it out quick smart for me.

These days when I get a call from someone I don't recognise I just ignore it or answer saying " Jobs done, but what do you want me do with the body?"
After a few try's to get me to listen to them, I get agitated and say "Seriously I don't have time, I have to do something with this body"
They then usually hang up.

It amuses me for a while and pees them right off.
Since I've been doing it the volume of calls seem to have dropped off. Just hope ASIO don't get wind of it >:D >:D >:D
I could have some explaining to do.......... :-[

Just don't say "yes" to anything over the phone and if they have to scam it or sell it, you don't want it.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #121 on: July 13, 2017, 06:46:53 AM »

With the number of scams out there SWMBO and I simply don't answer any calls from numbers not in our contacts on our mobile phones or on our caller id on the home phone.
If it's a legit call I reckon they will leave a message.
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #122 on: July 13, 2017, 11:53:42 AM »
Is this a scam then?
Starting yesterday I have had 15-20 calls on my mobile, most from different numbers, asking to speak to a "Wendy". Apparently "Wendy" partook in an online survey & ticked a box that she wanted info from several companies involved in the survey. It seems that she made an error in typing her mobile number & came up with mine!
Each person who has phoned me (Aussies) has apologized & has told me that they have placed me on their "Do not call" registers.
It could happen I suppose!
Steve

I'd also be looking around at co-workers/friends whenever your phone rang to see if any have a cheeky smile on their face.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #123 on: July 13, 2017, 12:41:12 PM »
I'd also be looking around at co-workers/friends whenever your phone rang to see if any have a cheeky smile on their face.

I can imagine that being played out by people but I'm "Retired" so have no co-workers (and even less friends!)
Can't be neighbours either as nearest visible neighbours are 2 klm away.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #124 on: July 13, 2017, 03:38:28 PM »
Quote from: briann532
I know of someone who got scammed using a recorded voice of theirs to purchase mobile phones and credit.

It does happen and apparently it's quite easy to do.........
so once again "technology" is ****ing us over.. we aren't moving forward at all... Much harder to get scammed when you have to walk into a business in person to do your dealings. 
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