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Weird phone calls... Possible scam

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Johnny Cashflow, 14th Nov, 2015.

  1. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    I have been receiving some strange phone calls recently.

    The call is always "No Caller ID" and goes something along the lines of;

    "Hello, this is an important phone call for Mr .....(says my full name in a asian/idian/ robotic voice) "

    Or " Hello this is a phone from the commonwealth bank"

    It then asks me to follow some prompts such as press 1 to talk to someone or press 3 to do something else.

    Most the time I hang up but I decided to follow along too see what happens. It put me on hold, I waited for a minute and hung up.

    The weird thing is I have been receiving these call for about 3-4 years and they always seem to happen after I have bought a house or delt with the CBA in some form or another. After a couple weeks of calling my mobile morning and night 3 to 4 times per day they stop...

    Anyway wtf are these phone calls ? o_O
     
  2. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    sounds like a cba survey/follow up service
     
  3. legallyblonde

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    Hanging up is always the safest option if in doubt!
     
  4. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    Why the heck do they make them so weird?

    Cleary I like cba all of my loans are with them can't they piss off and let me pay my loans for the next 25 years :mad:
     
  5. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    25 years?
    IO lasts forever :)
     
  6. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I've had that from NAB before - stupid thing is I don't have accounts with NAB and they were after someone else. I had to sit on hold forever to get them to change the number - it was actual NAB though, not a scam.
     
  7. Random Username

    Random Username Well-Known Member

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    Does it?
     
  8. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Yup :)
     
  9. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    Do you get these phone calls?
     
  10. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    If you can afford to keep paying for them it does
     
  11. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    I got a call from Westpac asking if I wanted a credit card. There would be no fees as it would be packaged with my loans.....

    I asked where they got my details from. They said it was in their system attached to my loans. .....

    Only problem was...I don't have any loans with them. o_O
     
  12. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Nah never have - and i do have 2-3 with CBA too i think.
     
  13. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    I get similar automated calls from CBA, only an interstate number shows up. I eventually answered the call (you can't call back) and it was something about my eftpos terminal.
     
  14. Heinz57

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    Got a call on Friday from "Brett from Suncorp" on my mobile on my way to work. He asked me straight up for my date of birth which I declined to supply. I said if he texted me his office number I would call back to confirm it was a bona fide call. He texted me instead his mobile number so I didn't bother. Any ideas?
     
  15. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    An automated message that is not related to my business would not get past "hello" with me.
     
  16. Francesco

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    I had two phone calls stating that I have won a prize. One stated that she will pass me to someone who will give me the details. I waited about half a minute and decided that I may be scammed and hung up. The other was a sort of recorded message about me winning a Qantas ticket and that I should press one. I pressed one and it kept me waiting for about 15 seconds and I thought it may be a scam and hung up. :cool::oops:
     
  17. Bayview

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    Send him a text saying please do not call me again.
     
  18. TMNT

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    I love the genuine bsnk ones that actually say for.secuirty purposes csn you please confirm your address

    Im like "youre the one who called, you should be telling me"
     
  19. Azazel

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    Exactly. I love the ones who call and say "Who am I speaking to" - who did you call???
     
  20. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    Answer phone and get "Who is this?"

    Me "WHO IS THIS?!?!?":mad: