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    man, is anyone else getting these calls
    i know its cause we are still landliners but i get 2-3 a day

    worst tech support, starts with, im from telstra or nbn (in a indian type voice) no offense meant
    theres something wong with your connection (looks fine to me)
    if you havnt hung up yet, the reply is normally
    hahaha, silence, your not Filipino, or you can play along until they realize your not buying it
    but they need better scamming lessons, the best one is though
    the automated message telling you to press 1 to talk to them, press 2 to hang up, it goes to them anyway

    anyone know what they actually try to do to your computer if you were to let them?
    a virus or just try to charge you to fix nothing?
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre



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    I haven't had any for a month or so.
    The last one I had we traded insults for a while.
    The funny things was that every time he insulted me he always started or ended it by addressing me as 'Sir'
    At least he was polite about it.

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    My old girl got a call saying he was from Telstra and that her internet was going to be off the air for 2 weeks and wanting details of any computers connected, at which point she got suspicious and hung up.

    We rang Telstra and they had no record of either anyone contacting her or the internet being scheduled to be disconnected so I'm assuming it was a scam.

    If she continued I'm guessing he may have walked her through a remote desktop connection or similar?

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    Most of the time they want you to install teamviewer so that they can "fix" your computer. I lead them on as long as I have time, until they realise that I am not running WIndoze or a Bit of fruit. They generally say, "I need to escalate this" followed promptly by the call dropping out.
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    Sorry Phil they were really annoying me so I gave them your number.

    seriously though, I played with one the other day & he headed me to event viewer; obviously with intention of accessing my PC with team viewer, told him he was f##kwit, hasn't called me back since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfella237 View Post
    My old girl got a call saying he was from Telstra and that her internet was going to be off the air for 2 weeks and wanting details of any computers connected, at which point she got suspicious and hung up.

    We rang Telstra and they had no record of either anyone contacting her or the internet being scheduled to be disconnected so I'm assuming it was a scam.

    If she continued I'm guessing he may have walked her through a remote desktop connection or similar?

    Andrew
    its always a scam, as if telstra would ever ring a customer, unless you owe money


    & finally we found something useful for linux
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    It happened three times to me yesterday.

    Each call originated from a different telephone number, but with the same voice and message.

    It's very irritating.

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    yea you cant even block it, i think its the influx of voip-nbn services they can use
    i only get telstra or your nbn service is being disconnected
    how do they know im not with optus inett etc etc
    im sure they dont, just hitting the biggest targets.
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    My Mum does not have the NBN or the Internet but she gets the calls about internet problems and her non existent computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philquad View Post
    yea you cant even block it, i think its the influx of voip-nbn services they can use
    i only get telstra or your nbn service is being disconnected
    how do they know im not with optus inett etc etc
    im sure they dont, just hitting the biggest targets.
    Me and Tiny know how to block them , the odd one gets through, but then that gets blocked too, I have had to rationalise my list but these phones work great Tiny...
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    what phones ?

    or a you pulling my sausage
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    Leave your sausage out of it! You won't like the answer. they're using...............wait for it...................waiting...............keep waiting................your call is important to us, please wait...........................................you have progressed in the queue............................you are next in the queue............................................. ...call drops out because you are running linux.

    Seriously though, there was another thread where the boys were discussing a particular land line phone that can block numbers, can't recall the details now, but it could be worth a look.
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    Have a look in this thread Phil;

    Specifically;

    from Tiny and onwards, the Uniden XDECT-8355 comes with a “Call Block” feature, want to block a number you add it to the Block Id list, I think Tiny worked out that you can block 30 numbers, but the beauty of it is you can just enter 2 or 3 digits and every number that rings with those first 2 or 3 digits gets blocked, i.e. I have blocked all none Australian Area codes, in fact here is my current list of blocked prefixes;
    001
    01
    05
    06
    09
    024
    025
    0266
    035424
    039088
    039421
    039749
    04412
    04417
    0883

    Tiny has had his phone/s a little longer so he may have a more refined list, in fact it would be interesting to compare.

    If somebody calls and their numbers start with one of the same prefixes above, my phone will light up, and “Blocked Number” will appear in my caller ID memory, so I can still check if the number was legit or not, using a Reverse Lookup web page. However I will say every now and then I get a call, and so far they are missed calls from what appear are genuine numbers, but from people and areas I don’t know about, just another tactic the rsole scammers use to try and talk rubbish to you, spoofing legit numbers. But all in all as the block list grows the quieter it gets. Hope that helps.

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    Glad it's working for you Al.

    My Current list is.

    Blocked area codes.
    01 - obviosly bogus - several scammers
    002 - obviosly bogus - several scammers
    0218 - obviously bogus - several scammers
    028 - several annoying political surveys & a couple of NBN scammers.
    05 - Assoc. #'s 0557144151 NBN scammer - 0523623876? - 0578794400? - ?= unknown New mobile phone services 05xxxxxxxx (National numbers) area code? guess I'll have to unblock this one day.
    035 - 0357845123 Teltsra computer connection, 0354752744?, 0357382824?, 0352967643?, 0356369333?
    038 - Assoc 0384130005 - 0386422813 - 0384752307 - 0389060283- 0384004288*
    085 - Assoc. #'s 0858432297, NBN scam -0858432498, NBN scam-0852861012 scammer * call 2 in 2 days


    Blocked Numbers.
    02489607532 - solar rebate scam
    0264930367 - ATO scam
    0862284112 - Telstra NBN scammer
    0496325123647 - Telstra, Microsoft & more scammer.
    0425367802 - Solar panels rebate scam
    0488822713 - Marketing research
    0361110735 - Political reach tell pol
    0342080511 - bogus charity?
    0297928945 - Microsoft scam
    0349877677 - Telstra NBN scammer
    061280324238 - unknown too many digits
    0885596856*- Solar panels scam again. - 0885 on the edge of being a blocked area code.
    02573564926 - Indian scammer for finance.
    0885866873* - Political survey
    0238452905 - charity ? Scammer??
    0892569873 - as yet unknown, possible scammmer.
    0451257995 - NBN scammer

    Edit: I have been watching the call blocked numbers & some have not returned, so I may delete them from my list.
    I'll just keep the constant nagging repetitive callers on my list for the future.

    What pisses me off is I had hardly any of these scam & survey calls before I did the compulsory motor vehicle fuel survey for the Australian Bureau of statistics.
    It may be a coincidence; or did they sell my details to other survey companies who then sold it on to scammers. Maybe I'm being a bit paranoid.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    very good info tiny
    ill start taking note of the numbers
    will have to make my own list as 02 is the area code, probly shouldnt block it hey lol
    but the 08's, 0001's are a deffo
    my phone has a block button, but i thinks i can only block it when it rings, cant seem to add just 08 etc

    ps, worked it out, try harder phil
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    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    just got one from the computer dept of microsoft so i asked if she could give me a blowjob click !!!!
    . Please treat people as you would like to be treated yourself.

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    Well, not quite a blowjob but she was certainly trying to #### you!

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    I remember a few years back I got a similar call - it took them ages to realise I was running Arch Linux!

    The operator swore at me for wasting his time and promptly ended the call!

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    I've been getting a few of these the last few days too. First time for me though. Was funny when the last one called. He gave me his spiel about viruses jumping onto my computer from the internet etc, and asked me to press the windows button and the r button at the same time, then asked me what I had on the screen. I told him I have a small box with r inside it... He asked me to do it again, same thing, a small box with r in it... After about 4 goes at this, walking me through where to find the windows button etc, he finally asked which windows I have. I told him I don't use windows, I use Linux.... he lost it LOL... called me a fvcking something unintelligible and slammed the phone down.

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    Bugga, whenever they work out that I am running Linux, they just say, "I'll have to escalate the problem" and then the phone goes dead. I'm missing out!
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