Scams, they have been around as long as money has been a currency that was worth anything.
The modern day transnational scam can be traced back to Germany in 1922, and became popular during the 1980s.
Remember that scammers:
- try to gain trust by claiming to be from a well-known business or impersonating a known contact
- will suggest their own verification procedures, like going to websites they have created or calling numbers they provide to you
- know how to appeal to your emotions and press your buttons to get what they want
- create a sense of urgency to get you to make decisions without thinking.
Here are some useful tips to recognise a scam…
The nbn™ will NEVER contact you.
The nbn™ rollout in Australia is all most complete, however people are still getting calls from “the nbn” threatening to cut off their telephone lines.
The truth is simply this. The nbn™ will never contact you about your lines being cut off, your poor internet speed. The nbn™ simply do not talk to customers.
The nbn™ only speaks to service providers such as Telstra, Optus, Aussie broadband etc.
So try and call the nbn™ – 1300 480 905 , and see what they say. They will direct you to a service provider.
…. So if you get a call from someone claiming to be from the nbn™, just simply hang up.
Microsoft calling saying your computer is sending information over the internet . blah blah blah
Microsoft DO NOT monitor your computer activity. They actually are not interested in providing that level of support.
…. So if you get a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft, just simply hang up.
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