Increased spam since signing in during covit?

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  1. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    Lately I have been getting heaps of spam phone calls and emails on my personal phone and email. It must be from all these sign ins I have been doing when eating out.

    Anyone experiancing the same?
     
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    @Terry_w my phone! I have been using a phone to sign in that only a very few people have ever had the number for. I have been thinking the same thing
     
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    Yep same here. Just the other day got a call on my mobile from lovely sounding lady telling me my Telstra internet will be disconnected in 30 minutes unless I blah blah blah

    First time I got these calls on my mobile. I then went and had some tandoori chicken with naan bread.
     
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    Not sure if it is a coincidence but all my email subscription cancellations that I did last year all seemed to be reinstated during covid times. Can't comment on the calls as it has been switched off while overseas.
     
  5. Pumpkin

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    Is that your Mobile? Lucky you, punishment for eating out!:cool:
    We havent been eating out much, but certainly have lots and lots of calls on both our mobiles.
    I dont answer unknown phone numbers anymore, which is sad but 99% are scams.
    Some of them even have the audacity to leave messages to say that there is a pending legal case against me!
    We disconnect our landline which we have a lovely number. this one is 99.99999% scam calls!

    Oh so cranky! You think surely someone can do something about it by now. :mad:
     
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  6. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Have your "do not call register" listings expired?
     
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    "Do not call" register only applies to calls originating from Australia. Call origins can be spoofed.

    First clue it's a spam call - there's a long wait.

    Second clue - they don't know how to pronounce Geoff. "Could I speak with Gee Off" or Joff or Joof.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Do people often tell you to Gee Off? :confused:
     
  9. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    on my phone suspected spam calls come up red with a warning. Not sure how that happens.
     
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    Trend micro? I have trend micro on mine. It also checks links in messages
     
  11. Never giveup

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    If i am getting call and no voicemail is left, I block it and report spam ;)
     
  12. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    i have a google pixel, which apparently people can notify that a caller is spam and then it notifies others that the number calls as well. a bit like google gmail I guess.
     
  13. Ryan23

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    On one covid sign In form for a restaurant i had to specifically tick a box to “opt out” of my information being used for marketing purposes. Though that was rather cheeky
     
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    Same here however if the number isn't flagges spam before it won't pick it up as spam!
     
  15. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    my wife kept getting calls from a spammer pretending to be telstra when she didn't have any accounts with them. i got on the call once pretending to be her and they asked for her DOB so I said 30th of Feb, and they kept going not picking it up. I hang up before it went too far.
     
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