Scam Phone Calls

These are starting to ramp up again, had one allegedly from the ATO and I’m going to jail for a long time got tax evasion, So today, I googled my phone number, it came up in so many searches, it’s no wonder I’m getting called.


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 Classic I just googled my

Fri, 2018-11-16 13:55

 Classic I just googled my phone number and clicked on images and 2 photos came up of a fishing rod I'd sold on here

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Get the texts from

Fri, 2018-11-16 14:17

 Aus post, coles and woolies all the time. Just leave your details here!!!


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I've got a no junk mail

Fri, 2018-11-16 14:25

I've got a no junk mail sticker on my letterbox and some real estate agent kept dropping flyers in it.

I used his phone number and spend a good hour signing him up to organisations such as Greenpeace, Getup, Sea Sheppard, Vegan groups, feminist groups, World Vision etc etc


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Same thing

Fri, 2018-11-16 15:36


I get the same thing from Real Estate Agents Frosty,

I am going to do what you have done, hopfully they can feel as annoyed as we do.



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Fri, 2018-11-16 16:19

Its funny cos hes a real estate agent. 

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I’ve got Wyndham hotels after

Fri, 2018-11-16 14:43

I’ve got Wyndham hotels after me at the moment.  


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Anyone getting the National Broadband call

Fri, 2018-11-16 15:15

 Every two hours, we got 17 calls in two days ......bloody ridiculous 

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Yep same

Fri, 2018-11-16 16:25

We get in the order of 5 or 6 scam / nuisance calls per day on average.  Registering with Do Not Call doesn't seem to make any difference.  This has been going on for many years now and is the reason why all landline calls go to answer machine.  People who know us always leave a short message and we'll call them back.  



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I get the one from "Telstra"

Fri, 2018-11-16 16:11

I get the one from "Telstra" where they say I've been getting hacked then they try to make you give them remote access to your computer so they can leave spywhere.

I've gone to the trouble of learning a few Indian (Hindi) swearwords a bit juvenile but pretty satisfying.

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 I was working from home

Fri, 2018-11-16 16:44

 I was working from home yesterday and my wife ran in saying that she just got a message saying she was being arrested. I rang the number and listened to the spiel and then offered the bloke a settlement: He gives me 50 grand and I won't hunt him down and cut him open from cock to chin. He hung up so I rung him another 5 times and then reported it to the ATO. This is the number of the scammer, feel free to call him or sign him up like Frosty did 03 9028 8697.



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If you sign up for any of the

Fri, 2018-11-16 16:57

If you sign up for any of the 4x4 or fishing site or caravan competitions tour number will be

giving to all 3rd parties who get your number and email address. Read the fine print "by entering this comp you submit your details to our paying advertisers " 

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Have not had one yet, wife

Sun, 2018-11-18 09:06

Have not had one yet, wife has had a couple, apparently she was in a car crash somewhere. If they ring our sat phone, I might arrange a long wait for them. 

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I hate them

Mon, 2018-11-19 09:48

But then I started creating these recordings and have grown to enjoy myself al bit... 


Or just google - you tube urban prank master

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Mon, 2018-11-19 11:09

Thanks for that, bloody good laugh. 


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where is Telstra/federal

Tue, 2018-11-20 09:34

where is Telstra/federal police on all of this? - I got a call from the (fake) ATO saying I owed money and to sort asap bla bla bla from 03 9028 2926
So its obviously a scam - but how can you set up a land line and it not be traced to someone?
If it is so widespread why are Telstra not working with the police to stop this?

Is it profit (Telstra) at any cost? - don't worry - I am a capitalist - but not at the cost of crime!