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    Australian Scams by phone pretending to be companies

    In 2011 alone, there were 43,000 phone calls to the ACCC that reported telephone scammers. They pretend to be employees or representatives from other companies and ask for personal information like banking, remote access to the computers, as well as other things that weren't natural. These callers would pretend to be working for the bank, computer companies, postal and logistics services and solar panel installers.

    You should be aware and cautious when someone is calling you while claiming to be from a company, bank or government. Even if you have a private number, they can still call you. You should never ever confirm personal details over the phone unless you call them and if they ask for access to your computer, you should immediately hang up.

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    Re: Australian Scams by phone pretending to be companies

    People buy these phone lists and email lists all the time. But I do remember reading this, my best friend is Australian and his mom got wiped out 10,000

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