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User Complaints for 0280062393
Caller name: australian govt
I was contacted yesterday in Australia the caller claimed to be from the Australian Government and that I was intitled to a refund from bank overcharges up to the value of $ 5,000+ . I was to call back on that phone number and quote application no ma990 .I didnt call back and they rang me again 5mins later claiming I had 15 mins left to call them back I told them I had reported them to scam watch and they hung up
Caller name: Mava ?
A girl Mava ? called from this number, I could not understand her accent, told me I was entittled to over $5000 refund from bank overcharges Ref FS068. She asked if I wanted a cheque or deposit into the bank account, I told her cheque because it seemed a bit off, and she told me a Richard Smith would be delivering the cheque to me. I assume this all is a total scam.
Caller name: Michelle
These people called me yesterday and told me I will be retrieving $5000 from the government as I have been over charged in bank fees!!!
They gave me a number to quote RP202 and a guy called Richard Smith with come to my house with a cheque for the above amount and his ID number is 0712 and I have to pay him $199 which is for a overseas lawyer that the government uses!!!!
What a load of rubbish..... I call the police and filed a report and also called this number back to let them know that this is a scam and she said NO its not and hung up on me....
Caller name: Frank
SCAM CALLER - ADVANCE FEE SCAM
Do not provide any details to persons calling on this number. They are criminals attempting to steal money from your account by having you authorise a payment based on the promise of overpayments. There are no overpayments, you are not owed money, and you will lose money if you provide your details. Please report any calls to TELSTRA and SCAMWATCH
DONT BE FOOLED!!!!!!!!
Caller name: "Alex Smith"
Caller (scammer) indicated that he was from the Australian Federal Government, "Reclaims Department". is name was "Alex Smith" and that I had been overcharged bank fees etc to the amount of $5,248 and asked how I would like to be paid. I suggested that cash would be fine, but he insisted I needed to call 02 8006 2393 and provide my Application Code Number (which he provided me), and that his boss ("Jacqueline Brown", apparently) would organise payment.
called me today saying i was owed over 5000 dollars from my banks over charging, gave me a name and number to call to receive info about claiming my 5000, have not called back i did research on this number and i found this website,
Tried to get me to confirm the only non-publically available information about me.. DOB. Couldn't give me one of the three, so asked for supervisor who gave me his number... the 0280062393 which brought me here... at least it wasn't "Windows Security" wanting access to me PC this time... :)
I received the same type of call today. Caller saying I was entitled to reimbursement of over charged hidden bank fees. He checked my name and address and asked how I would like the payment. I agreed on a cheque posted to my old address list in white pages. He asked me to confirm my D.O.B.
Very alimentary that I give him my D.O.B. before sending the cheque.
He quoted a range of banks and building societies which had been overcharging. I told him I didn't deal with any of them and ended the call.
Caller name: Chris Jarry
I had a call today based exactly same content as above eg. was owed $5248. I gave my DOB and Bank (NO account details thank goodness). I contacted my bank as soon as I hung up and they said I will be fine with the little information I gave to the caller. I was also told to call the same number as above and speak to Jacqueline. Number rang out. Wish I hadn't given any information, don't know what they could do with DOB and your bank. They didn't ask for money to be sent to them
Caller name: Don't know (dodgy Indian accent)
I gave a fictitious DOB which he said confirmed I was the right person. When asked for an address I told him that Centrelink already had those details.. Was very insistent. WWill not call the number given.
Caller name: Haddin
I wasa contaccted on the aaove number and I ascertained that the callers name was Haddin (obvioulsy not an Australian - probably Indian) who said the Government had a paymenbt of
$5,000.00 for me. It lacked sujbstance and I immediately suspected a scam (being a former SA Police detective and Military Police Major).
I called back and the phone was answered by a woman, again obvioulsy not Australlia. She said she would ring me back but this did not happen . They said that this was a Governme nt Department t involved in the "handout". I was asked how I wold like to be paid and played along saying "by cheque". I am higlhly suspicious of this call, supposedly from a "Governmen t" Department. It calls for investigation by pollice.
Caller name: Riner Parker
This person rung me and said that it was a goverment call gave me a reference noRS93, and was sending $5,248.00 check to my home address s0mthing about some back pay?could not understand and gave me supervisor name and the above phone number.
I believe it is a spam!!!!!!
Caller name: sounded asian
Stated from Australian Federal Government and I had been chosen to receive a refund of $5000 because I had been overcharged on my electricity and phone accounts. I had to ring 02 80062393 on tuesday speak to the dept manager and quote AT100. Kept insisting it was not a scam. I rang the number straight back and queried who they were, they kept saying Dept of Federal Govt, Reclaim expense dept.
Did a search on the phone number and came up with this site.
Have had a similar call before was from tax dept quoting refund of $6,500 the wanted my name, DOB and bank details..for refund, I suggested they just send a cheque and of course they hung up. Tey need to be stopped.
Caller name: couldnt understand him
received a phone call from a man whose english i could barely understand. he told me to call 0280062393 and give application number BJ06. i did give my DOB thinking that wouldnt be an issue but wish i hadnt in case it can be used. i rang the number and got a woman whos english was even worse and said she was the manager. i ended up hanging up as she was taking ages and i started to freak out thinking the scam may have been in the return call being charged at a crazy high rate.
Male, indian accent. requested me by name, I was suspicious when he gave my title as Miss (I'm married) but with correct surname. said there was an overcharge on fees and that he has the paperwork to claim back. The amount is $5248.00 and to call back his manager on this number 0280062393 for them to write a cheque.
Thursday 4th October 2012 2.50pm. I have had two phone calls on my mobile regarding money to be paid to Central Station Hotel (sydney), which I had booked online the previous evening. This money has still not be debited from my account. the man had the same voice.
Caller name: Frank
Received a call from "Frank" claiming that he needed to send me a refund of $5000 from the reclaiming department of the Australian Government. He told me to quote ref FS068 so that they would have clearance to send my check. I called the number back a few times and was hung up on repeatedly. I called my bank to explain what happened and since these people already had my name and address and I gave them my birthdate, mobile number and which bank I'm with, the security department at my bank said with this info it was possible for someone else to change the details of my phone banking.
About 20 minutes later, Frank called back, very upset that I hadn't called to claim my refund.
Caller name: George Haddon
As per above called this afternoon saying he was from Federal Government Reclaim Department with $5248 refund. Also gave ph (02) 80074574 with ref no and told me to call his supervisor. Surely there must be a way to find these scammers!
Caller name: Sherries Johnston
Informed me they were from the Recllaims Dept Federal Govt and informed me that from incorrect bank charges they were going to put $5248 into my account. Informed me to go to the Post Office and fill out a form for Western Union. Told me to tell no one about the transaction. Asked me to ring up 02 80910566 when I make a payment of $199
Just received a call from an Indian most likely, who explained that he was from the Federal government and I was selected to received a refund in excess of $500 for over payments. I immediately detected a scam and played along. Disturbingly though he knew my name and quoted my address when I asked for details of the refund to be mailed to me. He asked how I wanted to be paid, by cheque or direct deposit. I told him to send me a cheque. he wanted to give me a reference No. and wanted me to call his Manager. I never got those numbers as he wanted to confirm my DOB to ensure I was the right person. I told him that he contacted me so he should know if I was the right person. Then he thanked me and hung up.
Caller name: Christpoher
the above phone number called my mother that she is owed $5248 by the 'RECLIAM DEPARTMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL GOVERNEMENT' . I called the number back to clarify a few things to where these funds are coming from,as she could not understand the man on the other end very well, due to heavy Indian accent. He told my mother that he was the manager of the department. I asked him for a break down of these 'over charges' and he said I cant unless I pay $199 for an 'OFF SHORE' lawyer. I said thats not a problem to get a lawyer as I can represent this case myself very well. He than hung up obviously as its a scam. Please share, they are targeting the vulnerable.
Caller name: Jacklyn Douglas
called today 14/06/13 from a woman that sounded indian. Said I would be receiving a $5000 because the bank over charged me. Gave me a number to ring 0280069399 with the code AR115 to the manager Christopher Duncan. I new it was a a scam so I have not called the number. I would have to be with a bank for a very long time to have been over charged that much money. I just don't have enough money go through my bank for that to ever happen. Not without noticing anyway even if it was a little bit here and a little bit there.