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Yet another phone scam going around

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Dan, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,437 / 74
    Just thought I would jump in to let you know about the scam that has come back into fashion lately.

    It seems like they are going through the Wide Bay number codes at the moment ;)

    Anyways what happens is they have an auto dialer which just automatically dials and then changes the number

    for instance it would call

    (these numbers are hopefully fakes)

    07 4124 1000

    then if that was not a number it hangs up and moves to the next

    07 4124 1001

    and so on. Once you pick up it plays a recorded message telling you have won a holiday from a form that you or someone in your family filled in (this should be your clue to it being BS)

    I generally hang up by this point, but it apparantly asks you to press 9 and you are then either asked for credit card details or hit with a sales pitch

    Obviously don't give out this information, you haven't won jack. Don't ask them to take you off the list etc, just hang up. There is no holiday and the sooner you hang up the more likely you will be filtered from their system, pressing 9 will just make the system aware that your number may actually be listed as able interested and you will get further calls.

    I had the same call on my mobile about 4 months ago and got it on my home phone today.
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +212 / 5
    There are some dumb fools out there to fall for this sort of con.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

    +206 / 4
    Tax phone scam:

    Had another couple of messages left on the landline during the past week or so, claiming tax audit problems, legal action will be taken, a possible warrant for my arrest, surveillance, blah blah, in an american/asian/digitized type voice, requesting phone them on 0285181291.

    So dodgy: http://www.numberlookup.com.au/number/0285181291

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