Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Automated ATO scam phone calls

Yesterday and today I received some unusual calls on my mobile phone. They were both using computerised voices and claimed to be related to some legal action related to the “ATO” (presumably the Australian Tax Office). Yesterday’s call was supposedly from an “Agent John Smith”. Pretty sure the computer voice said “A-Toe”, rather than “A-T-O” too.

The calling numbers (and also the number they suggested I call them back on in the message) were:

  • 0261004343
  • 0261003101

The second number called twice as I didn’t hear or pick up the first time.

No surprises, it’s a scam - https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/news/telephone-calls-alleging-fake-arrest-warrants-used-to-scam-money

Interesting that they are calling my mobile – usually I get the “hello sir, your computer is sending us errors, would you like us to fix it” scams just on the home phone.

1 comment:

David Novakovic said...

I just got this call too... funny. Reported it to the ATO.

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