Sherlock17
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Telstra request real or fraudulent payments

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Heard from”Telstra” yesterday wanting to switch our internet off for 24hrsdue to “cyber access issues”. No verification from Telstra via email etc. operators couldn’t put me onto an Australian operator to verify if authenticate request. They did want us to turn on our laptop, which we didn’t do. Is this real or a scam? If a possible scam Telstra may need to alert their users that a group is compromising cyber safety.
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Level 22: Superhuman
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Re: Telstra request real or fraudulent payments

Its a well known scam. Telstra generally will not call you out of the blue unless you have made contact such as reporting a fault or ordering a new service. If someone does call, and you are unsure ask for a reference number for the call then hang up and call Telstra.

As Telstra contact centers are based around the world, its not possible to transfer your call to someone based on shore unless that team is soley based onshore.
For Official Support start a Secure Chat , try the Online Troubleshooter, Outage Check or Complaint.

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Level 22: Superhuman
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Re: Telstra request real or fraudulent payments

Its a well known scam. Telstra generally will not call you out of the blue unless you have made contact such as reporting a fault or ordering a new service. If someone does call, and you are unsure ask for a reference number for the call then hang up and call Telstra.

As Telstra contact centers are based around the world, its not possible to transfer your call to someone based on shore unless that team is soley based onshore.
For Official Support start a Secure Chat , try the Online Troubleshooter, Outage Check or Complaint.

Full Disclosure as part of Telstras Social Media Code.

Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Telstra request real or fraudulent payments

This scam has been highlighted periodically by Telstra and the media for at least the past 5 years. It is the most well known scam in Australia. I don't think much more can be done to make people aware of it.
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