Missed call phone scam

 For those that aren't aware, there is a very prevalent phone scam going on at the moment. You will get a missed call from an overseas number--if you are slow off the mark, and call back, you will be put on hold while the phone bill racks up at an incredible rate. Don't blame Telstra or whovever your provider is, this is up to you. It will always be from somewhere unlikely--I've had them from Estonia and a couple of different parts of Cuba; they likely won't be from anywhere you should be getting calls from. So, unless you are scam prone, and think it just may be that Nigerian prince finally getting back to you, just don't bother to ring back. And not even worth blocking the number--unless you actually ring back, they will only try once.

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 Same happened to me today.

Mon, 2018-02-12 20:06

 Same happened to me today. Got a missed call from Cuba and thought it’s a strange. Didn’t call back couldn’t be bothered. Figured if it’s important they’ll call again. 

Cheers for the heads up. 

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No matter the circumstances...

Mon, 2018-02-12 20:43

 ...you can't go wrong, blaming Telstra!

I blame them for everything: Dodgy shopping trolley wheels, reality TV, the toast always landing butter side down...


It's un-Australian to NOT blame Telstra.

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Even if you are with Vodafone?

Tue, 2018-02-13 18:25


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 yeah well you gotta blame

Tue, 2018-02-13 18:34

 yeah well you gotta blame telstra because you gone with vodaphone. as they cant get it right.

had one of these calls today myself. but i took the call, they started to talk some language ,i told them basically to piss off dont call again


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I too had a missed call from

Tue, 2018-02-13 18:40

I too had a missed call from Cuba today.... thanks for the heads up!

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didnt you guys just wait to be connected?

Tue, 2018-02-13 20:29

 I called them back and they offered me 30 days fishing on a charter. just had to give them my visa card and deposit $500.




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Trip report when you return, please.

Wed, 2018-02-14 07:05


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Wed, 2018-02-14 07:43

Yup and lots of photos. LOl.....


Cheers & Stay safe

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Reverse Australia reverse phone number lookup

Wed, 2018-02-14 15:55

 Guys, handy tip --> There's a website that lets you type in a phone number and see who it is and if others have been receiving scam/nuisance call from the same number.  Saves you from calling the number back and getting scammed/charged money.

It's called Reverse Australia.  Not sure if allowed to post links in here but you will find it easy with google if you search Reverse Australia.  I just block the numbers on my mobile if they turn out to be nuisance/scam callers.

Hope this help some of you guys out.

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had anther one today

Wed, 2018-02-14 18:27

 it was on hands fre as i was driving, saw it come up +325XXX--Cuba, again, just one ring and it was gone.


"take me to the april sun in cuba....sings badly

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Fri, 2018-02-16 07:26

In the news this morning



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