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NBN Scam

Smitty

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I have the perfect response to those people, it's called a referees whistle. Our call scams have just about gone. We were getting about two to three a day.

I use the ... 'you realise you have rung into the crime investigation section of my local (your choice of suburb) police station' routine when they start the spiel
(I always answer the home phone with just a hello so they have no inkling)

100% success in the caller hanging up on me.... :cool:
 

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You have a home phone?
 

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You have a home phone?
yes... have relos in various parts of the world
and the call costs from say Finland to a home phone
are about 20% of the call cost to a mobile in Oz

ps... I get the home phone free as part of my nbn access package
(as its VOIP) with free calls included
 

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You have a home phone?
We have a home phone as well. Our monthly phone bill that also includes free local and overseas calls to land lines and our computer seldom goes over $60. My mobile phone that I rarely use is with Aldi. So far this year this would have cost me about $45. I hate having to give them any more than I have to. Car parts, that's a different story
 
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You have a home phone?
How else would ET phone home ?

Our Telstra unlimited NBN and unlimited home phone costs $90 per month. Shock, horror you say, can get it cheaper !
I CBFd chasing deals anymore. It was a big enough headbang transferring from previous ISP to Telstra ....... took 6 weeks. Why ? Fknose.

Scam calls seem to come in waves. Our home phone will only ring for about 5 seconds before it cuts out. I can't make it ring longer, and neither can Telstra, which suits me fine. I can look at the phone list later and decide if it was legit, or a 'unknown'.
Yesterday's scam was ... "your credit card has been debited $399.99 and your new iPhone has been despatched. Press #1 if you want to ......" Whatever....... dunno, I hung up.
As a somewhat older (cynical) person, I am amazed as to how people can fall for these Nigerian prince, blonde Russian chick, ATO, etc, scams.
 

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The next day i recieved an e-mail from telstra that my nbn was slow and would receive a $20 dollar discount on my next bill. Whoops.
Is that all! Should have been a lot more than that for having to pay for something (slow internet) your not getting (fast internet). :(
 

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Is that all! Should have been a lot more than that for having to pay for something (slow internet) your not getting (fast internet). :(
I didn't really notice it to tell.the truth, i dont play online games or download movies etc
 

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I didn't really notice it to tell.the truth, i dont play online games or download movies etc
I was only kidding :) . We seem to pay for sh#t today but don't get. Example pay for fast internet, but its slow.:(
 

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The message on my answering machine is identical to how I answer the phone...Makes for some funny responses on my answering machine, I can tell you
 
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