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Trishia
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Telephone Scam warning.

Post by Trishia » 18 Nov 2017, 09:42

Coming up to Christmas, the pests and creeps come out of their logs.

I got a call at 9.25AM this morning, form a heavily accented Asian, saying he was from Telstra, and reporting that I had a very bad fault on my computer. He said his name was Daniel { he will probably change that]
Then he said "alright?" I said "No, its not alright. I don't want you ringing here again. If I have a fault, I will call MY TECHNICIAN, goodbye" and hung up!
I haven't had one of these calls for a long time. Please don't talk to them, as my Tech. said, they could NOT know there is a fault on your computer!

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Post by Betty » 18 Nov 2017, 09:53

The last time I had a scam call about a fault on my computer I just said.............but I don't have a computer.............he hung up. :lol:
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Post by Buck_naked » 18 Nov 2017, 10:29

That new show 'keeping australia safe' had some eye popping figures, - they say the amount of money being scammed is huge.
They featured one silly old bugger who had been scammed and he still did not believe it even after he had lost $50,000. :hitting_wall :hitting_wall
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Re: Telephone Scam warning.

Post by grandduke » 18 Nov 2017, 10:44

And this silly old bugger very nearly got scammed had it not
for a young woman at the bank blocking these creeps and
canceling my card and deregistering me, they where hiding behind
the Apple care page and then behind an international company, hey
here i am a Man of the world experienced or so i thought being led
by the nose so don't think you can't be caught these buggers are
very clever and they drew me in all right.
Luckily i lost nothing. \:D/ \:D/ :oops
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Post by Perrorist » 18 Nov 2017, 13:31

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Re: Telephone Scam warning.

Post by Slapsy » 18 Nov 2017, 21:02

The only way they will catch me is face to face,and I reckon that would also be a difficult task. :flaming_mad
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