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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #225 on: June 15, 2018, 03:22:29 PM »
Hey, good idea Chester! :cup:

That's one way of getting around the new GST on imports rule :D >:D
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« Reply #226 on: June 15, 2018, 03:33:51 PM »
Had someone text me, wanting me to email them back about the Camry yesterday, bad ingrish, asking if car for sale still.....

It had been on Gumtree for about 40 minutes.

Deleted the text.
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« Reply #227 on: June 15, 2018, 03:42:14 PM »
Had someone text me, wanting me to email them back about the Camry yesterday, bad ingrish, asking if car for sale still.....

It had been on Gumtree for about 40 minutes.

Deleted the text.

They come out of the woodwork when you post on gumtree.
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« Reply #228 on: June 15, 2018, 04:22:54 PM »
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #229 on: June 15, 2018, 04:25:23 PM »
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Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.
isnt that every site?
$5000 item - unused, still in original packaging...
For quick sale advertise for $2500 get offers of $750 and Shit like that.
Should play them, when they turn up with the 1100, say "Oh thought you meant deposit"
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« Reply #230 on: June 15, 2018, 05:20:54 PM »
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.

Yep, tell 'em you'll take it and give the local 1% bikies clubhouse address.
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« Reply #231 on: June 15, 2018, 05:28:44 PM »
Apparently my home phone and internet is about to be turned off because I haven't taken up the NBN offer.
Just have to press 1 to speak to a technician.

Ain't no Nbn in this suburb yet. ;D

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« Reply #232 on: June 15, 2018, 06:30:46 PM »
Or when you post a fair price on Gumtree and they offer you less than half price only 10 mins after posting the add.
all i get is people asking if It's still for sale right after the ad is posted, and telling me they'll pay me full price for it...just gotta email them back  ::) ::) the minute I see a email address I hit delete
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« Reply #233 on: June 16, 2018, 11:22:21 PM »
Got three phone calls today telling me that Optus are going to disconnect our NBN service unless I let them fix my computer.

Area isn't NBN enabled and we're with Telstra... But I played with him for a while then used his remote control software to send a virus to his computer from mine :)

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« Reply #234 on: June 17, 2018, 12:30:04 AM »
I hope it was one that didn't replicate.
But it sounds like they deserved it.
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« Reply #235 on: June 17, 2018, 10:07:13 AM »
I hope it was one that didn't replicate.
But it sounds like they deserved it.
It won't replicate outside of their network...

This is the mob who specialise in ripping off pensioners by getting them to install remote control software, then showing you that you have a "virus" a on your machine, whilst in the background dropping a crypto locker on your PC, taking computers ransom in the process... They tried it on the computer I let them remote into, before they got their own back ...

They shouldn't try hacking a hacker :) (white hat not black hat)

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #236 on: July 14, 2018, 12:48:14 PM »
Here's an email address that you can use for all of your dodgy websites and promotions:
cheri@vital-data.com

Cheri emailed me this morning trying to sell me peoples email addresses so they can get spamed.
That fact that Cheri has my email address says to me that my email address is also for sale.

So Cheri, I'm off to find a bunch of super creepy websites to sign you up to some mailing lists. I hope you enjoy all of the spam that's on it's way to your inbox......  :cheers:


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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #237 on: July 14, 2018, 05:06:52 PM »
I was watching y.ou tube the other day.
There was this guy who was being scammed by one of, shall we say, less than poor English.
When the scammer connected with the guys computer, he also allowed the guy to send the scammer a rather nasty package.

The scammer went off when his computer locked up and was now under the control of the guy he was trying to scam.

It would 've nice if it happened more often, but scammers are getting careful not to pick the ones who can do it to them.

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #238 on: July 20, 2018, 03:21:06 PM »
Have had 3 calls today >:(

Not quite a robot voice, but not normal human either - almost as if they're talking into a speech changer thingie ???

"Hi this is Nicole from the Australian National Broadband Network. We have been trying but unable to get in contact with you. This is to advise that your internet & telephone will be disconnected withing 24 hours so you can be transferred to the NBN. Please press 1 to speak to the technician involved. Thank you"

Sorry, Nicole (who was Australian btw), but we've been on the NBN for almost 12 months now! >:D

I had no trouble at all resisting any urge to push one to speak to the technician ;D
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #239 on: July 20, 2018, 08:44:19 PM »
Hi,
    Any body who calls from 'Telstra' now gets asked for our account number and the amount of the last bill if they wish this conversation to continue.
They hang up very quickly.
Yes, I have memorised the number.
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« Reply #240 on: July 20, 2018, 09:16:15 PM »
Have had 3 calls today >:(

Not quite a robot voice, but not normal human either - almost as if they're talking into a speech changer thingie ???

"Hi this is Nicole from the Australian National Broadband Network. We have been trying but unable to get in contact with you. This is to advise that your internet & telephone will be disconnected withing 24 hours so you can be transferred to the NBN. Please press 1 to speak to the technician involved. Thank you"

Sorry, Nicole (who was Australian btw), but we've been on the NBN for almost 12 months now! >:D

I had no trouble at all resisting any urge to push one to speak to the technician ;D
mate who was just here has had that one too... he missed the call though
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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #241 on: July 20, 2018, 10:32:24 PM »
mate who was just here has had that one too... he missed the call though
I had one today who I RAT'd and SYSKEY'd just after he ran the file he copied from my "Infected PC" called "login to online banking"...

Been watching a guy in YouTube lately who will take down every PC in the office the scammers connect to him from... 

The sad thing is I don't believe half the people misrepresenting Telstra, NBN, Optus, etc believe they are doing anything bad, because they have been told by their superior that it's an honorable job to help others

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #242 on: August 10, 2018, 09:08:03 AM »
Here's an email address that you can use for all of your dodgy websites and promotions:
cheri@vital-data.com

Cheri emailed me this morning trying to sell me peoples email addresses so they can get spamed.
That fact that Cheri has my email address says to me that my email address is also for sale.

So Cheri, I'm off to find a bunch of super creepy websites to sign you up to some mailing lists. I hope you enjoy all of the spam that's on it's way to your inbox......  :cheers:
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Sophia is going to get some emails too :D
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« Reply #243 on: August 10, 2018, 12:51:58 PM »
I got one today from



Sophia is going to get some emails too :D

sign them up to 4wdaction, they will get sick of the multiple emails daily  ;D

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« Reply #244 on: August 10, 2018, 01:24:37 PM »
sign them up to 4wdaction, they will get sick of the multiple emails daily  ;D

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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #246 on: August 27, 2018, 03:03:25 PM »


Earlier this year fake PayPal and Optus texts and emails were being used to scam unsuspecting Australians, and now it looks like it's JB Hi-Fi's turn. A text message has been circulating from 'JBHiFi' that is definitely not from the retailer. Here's what you need to know.

The body of the SMS addresses the reader by name, stating that it is looking for testers in their local city and has signed them up. It is also accompanied by a link.

The retailer took to social media earlier today to warn people about the scam.
If you do receive a scam email or SMS from 'JB Hi-Fi' or a similar sounding suspect source, report it to Scamwatch and don't click on any unknown links. The site also offers advice and resources to those who have been victims of a scam.


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Re: The Daily Scam Thread
« Reply #247 on: September 03, 2018, 06:59:24 AM »
WOW. MyGov worked out a tax refund for me.
Pity the ATO have already paid my refund.

Email looked Okay except -
  • I submitted my return by logging into MyGov, to then go into the ATO.  (MyGov is just a portal to other government sites)
  • The amount wasn't even close. 
  • The privacy statement "we take reasonable precautions"
  • Didn't have my name or anything else to identify me. 
  • I always hit the reply button and check out the email address7
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