Yep, you read that right. According to Scamwatch, phone calls are the most popular for scammers in Australia. Remember, anyone can be become a victim, scammers target indiscriminately — no matter your age, income level or background. Below we'll take you through a list of the top scams to beware of, number 4 is truly shocking.
The government will never contact taxpayers by phone to obtain unpaid taxes. If someone contacts you claiming to be from an official body (or a bank), tell them you will call them back – but use the number on their website or on official correspondence, such as a tax reminder.
Fraudsters call you, but hang up as soon as it starts ringing to trick victims into calling back a number that incurs premium-rate charges, some as high as $15 a call. Never call a number back just because it called you. If a phone call is genuinely important, the caller should leave you a voicemail message.
Fraudsters call claiming to be from the Australian Government Department of Human Services. They then claim you’re due a backdated pension payout of $5,000. But to get the money released you would have to pay $200. Even though they might often sound believable, knowing your name & home address, hang up and check with the AGDHS. immediately.
You get a call from a supposed police officer saying they have found a stolen bank card that appears to be yours and then asks you to confirm your account details. You are then passed on to another number, your bank’s “anti-fraud team”. Who ask for more information so that eventually the fraudsters have all the details they need to raid your account. Remember, the police never call a suspected crime victim to ask them to confirm their bank details.
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The CPR V5000 comes pre-programmed with 5000 of the worst offenders, meaning the hard work has already been done. Just plug it in to your pre-existing landline and you'll soon bring back the tranquility and peace to your home.
It also has a 1,500 number blocking capacity, making it easy to block unwanted callers at the touch of a button.
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