Let everyone Know about Scams Going around Thread!
Our latest has been phone calls from people claiming to be from Telstra. That there is some suspicious behaviour happening on our computer. When asked what behaviour they say we need you to turn on your computer etc.
Then we inform them that we are not with Telstra. Oh! But Telstra owns all the services and that Optus Telstra all the same.
Okay. Just stay on the phone and i will phone Telstra to verify this phone call. Don't hang up i wont be long.
Then we go and put the phone in the bedroom and continue on with what we were doing..Every few minutes go and check if they are still on phone and keep telling them we wont be long. By rights they are not allowed to hang up.
They end up hanging up. But once the person call back saying it must of got disconnected.
Here we can register our phone numbers on the " Do Not Call Register".
Some scam calls do get through but once you tell them that your phone number is registered on the Do Not Call Register, they quickly hang up.