Scams like these

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Just had a scammer who said "thank you for taking this call from the Telstra technical department. How are you today?"

My response was that I was not in the mood to speak to someone who was trying to steal money from me.
 

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Just had a scammer who said "thank you for taking this call from the Telstra technical department. How are you today?"

My response was that I was not in the mood to speak to someone who was trying to steal money from me.
Well you could have said, “that’s impossible. Telstra don’t have a technical department.”
 

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My phone allows me to "Report" these calls in addition to blocking. No idea who receives the report.

If it's an android phone, you're reporting it as suspected spam to google. They use these reports to flag incoming calls as suspected spam.

Part of the reason why the callers keep using or spoofing new numbers. I presume Apple has somethuing similar for iPhones.

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Hello person, I am composing to you to find out if you want to date with me. I am Alla and also i am going to be thirty five years of age shortly, yet Im continue to be lonely. I live in Russian federation. Right now i'm available for relationship, and also don't have any young children and never had any. I'm romantic, very good, a thoughtful and delicate person. I adore young children, house animals, physical fitness, to cook, camping and country side, and I love the seashore. I like to tune in to new music and check out videos at the theatre. I'm quite honest and straight-forward type of a girl. I have the ability to visit EU at the end of June or possibly months. Although first of all, I'm trying to find a nice guy there. Is it a good idea to meet you personally? In case you might be lonely and would like to meet up with me, remember to respond. I truthfully will appreciate to date with you.

If you are interested in me Please answer ONLY to my private email: <Removed>

Now i am looking forward to your letter Sincerely Yours, Allok

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Hello person, I am composing to you to find out if you want to date with me. I am Alla and also i am going to be thirty five years of age shortly, yet Im continue to be lonely. I live in Russian federation. Right now i'm available for relationship, and also don't have any young children and never had any. I'm romantic, very good, a thoughtful and delicate person. I adore young children, house animals, physical fitness, to cook, camping and country side, and I love the seashore. I like to tune in to new music and check out videos at the theatre. I'm quite honest and straight-forward type of a girl. I have the ability to visit EU at the end of June or possibly months. Although first of all, I'm trying to find a nice guy there. Is it a good idea to meet you personally? In case you might be lonely and would like to meet up with me, remember to respond. I truthfully will appreciate to date with you.

If you are interested in me Please answer ONLY to my private email: <Removed>

Now i am looking forward to your letter Sincerely Yours, Allok
She sounds like a catch, what are you waiting for? ;)
 

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Well, another week, another roboscam. Today's recorded voice is from the national broadband network and it seems the NBN will disconnect my landline if I don't pay up. "Please dial (dial?) 1 to speak to the technician". As my mobile doesn't have a rotary dialler I hung up. It didn't really pique my interest as we no longer have a landline...

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TELSTRA

Your last payment was declined.

our payment system has detected an invalid billing associated with your account.

your service now is scheduled for automatic termination.

Please update your payment information today to avoid service interruption.

Update your billing information now [click here]
Seeing that the click here link ended in ".me"
I declined to go wandering
Fred
 

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Site name ending in .ru - I can't travel so will probably pass

Hey, handsome!

I'm very lonely, do you want to talk to me?.


You can find me on the site I left below, I have an interesting offer for you!
 

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email address ending in .se

An internal inconsistency in a scam! And also not very up to date references! - see my highlights in red

Greetings To You,
I am Mrs.JANE FIDEL, I am married to DR. RICHARD MILLER FIDEL, who was an Oil Business MOGUL and also into Real Estate here in SOUTH AFRICAN before he died in the year 2012, Maybe you must have heard about him. We were married for Fifteen years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.

Before his death we were both devoted Christians. Since his death I have decided not to re-marry. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum $28 Million (Twenty Eight Million U.S.Dollars) in a BANK he made me the beneficiary of the said Funds. Presently, I’m in the hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only less than (2) two months to live.

It is my last wish to see that this Fund is invested wisely and at the end of every year Funds are distributed among charity organizations. I want a reliable and honest person that will use this money to reach the motherless and also less privileges, to reach the Katrina Hurricane, the sick that have no body to take care of them, the poor and widows and to set up Cancer research.

If you are willing and honest enough to do my wishes, as soon as i receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the lawyer who will help you to secure up all the documents in your names and details as the beneficiary so that the Funds will be on your names and also transfer to you to be used for the above mentioned projects.

I will be very glad to see you in person here in South Africa,to hold you and speak some few words to you. Your prayer is of high importance to me may our good God, grant you sound health and bless you.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

MRS JANE FIDEL.
 

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Got an email offering me the chance to win maccas vouchers, sigh. Considering I have never knowingly ingested any of their products, I doubt I’d be interested even if it was for real…. :)
 

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Site name ending in .ru - I can't travel so will probably pass

Hey, handsome!

I'm very lonely, do you want to talk to me?.


You can find me on the site I left below, I have an interesting offer for you!
Hey! You got my email? :)
 

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Mostly I either don't answer and block them but occasionally I'll engage them.

I had a call from 'Telstra' this week. When I said I didn't have any accounts with Telstra he raised his voice and said 'listen to me' When I further interjected at something he said he got louder until he was shouting at me to listen to him.

I then laughed at him and hung up. Weird.

I asked another very amateurish one actually to send me a text of the details as I was confused. She agreed and asked why, to which I answered so that I could forward it to the Federal Police. Funny but the call dropped out at that point.
 

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Mostly I either don't answer and block them but occasionally I'll engage them.

I had a call from 'Telstra' this week. When I said I didn't have any accounts with Telstra he raised his voice and said 'listen to me' When I further interjected at something he said he got louder until he was shouting at me to listen to him.

I then laughed at him and hung up. Weird.

I asked another very amateurish one actually to send me a text of the details as I was confused. She agreed and asked why, to which I answered so that I could forward it to the Federal Police. Funny but the call dropped out at that point.
I had one from NBN saying they were going to disconnect my landline. That would be a problem I said as I am Sgt Ron of Launceston police
They also hung up. My team couldn't control their laughter.
 

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I had one from NBN saying they were going to disconnect my landline. That would be a problem I said as I am Sgt Ron of Launceston police
They also hung up. My team couldn't control their laughter.
My favourite response to the "we will disconnect your land line tomorrow" was:

"Oh, thank you so much. I called NBN weeks ago to have this land line disconnected and haddn't heard back from you. So you are telling me it will be disconnected tomorrow! Thanks so much. I really appreciate your call to let me know that you have processed my disconnection request and it will be done tomorrow and now I don't need to worry about it any more. That's such great news."
 

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This is a new one - the IMF will pay me money because they have caught so manny scammers, and I might have been scammed 🤣🤣🤣 - but only if I am in the first 10,000 to claim! Better hurry up then.

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

700 19th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20431 USA

Website: www.imf.org

Fax: + 1 (202) 623-7000.

Dear Fund Beneficiary,

COMPENSATION FUNDS PAYMENT ORDER VIA ATM CARD

This is to inform you that, We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Africa with the help of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and we the International Monetary Fund (IMF). We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of African countries which includes (Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Ghana, Cameroon South Africa and

Senegal) and they are all in Government custody now, they will appear at International Criminal Court (ICC) Hague (Netherlands) soon for Criminal/Fraud Justice.

During the course of our investigations, we have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists. The United Nations Anti-Crime Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have ordered the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among 10,000 Lucky Beneficiaries around the World for compensation. This Email/Letter is been directed to you because your email address was found in one of the Scam Artists file and computer hard-disk during our investigation, maybe you have been scammed or not, you are therefore being compensated with the sum of $2,000, 000.00USD (Two Million United State Dollars).

We have also arrested some of those who claim that they are Barristers, Bank Officials, Delivery Agents Diplomats and Lottery Agents who have been sending you SMS on your phone and email that you have won a lottery which does not exist. Now, since your email address appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will receive the compensation funds, we have arranged your payment to be paid to you through ATM VISA CARD. The ATM Visa Card will be issued in your Name with the $2,000,000.00 USD loaded in it, and deliver to your postal address with the Pin Number, as to enable you withdrawal your funds from any Bank ATM Machine worldwide.

Note: The ATM Visa Card is a global payments technology that enables consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. To receive your ATM Visa Card, you are therefore advised to contact the ATM Card Center in charge of your payment, this is because the United Nations Anti-Crime Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the United States Government has chosen them to payout all the compensation funds to the 10,000 Lucky beneficiaries.

Kindly contact the ATM Card Issuance Department Citibank now with there bellow contact details:



ATM Card Department Citibank
Contact Person: Mr. Ray C Smith
Texas United States
Email: [email protected]
(WhatsApp only): +1 914-575-2447
Call Phone: +1 321-343-8850

Contact the ATM Department for the activation and delivery of your Card to your address without any delay and please be warned that the United Nations Anti-Crime Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not instruct any other Bank or agent for this payment except the CITIBANK ATM Department

Thanks for your understanding as you follow instructions.

YOURS IN SERVICES,

MR. TOBIAS ADRIAN

FINANCIAL COUNSELLOR AND MONETARY CAPITAL DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
 

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