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Is this a scam

Look out for this possible telstra scam!

Had a phone call advising that codes have sent to me that will enable cheaper rate due to covid 19. They hanged up after questioning.. thing is they have been txting me from 06/19 as telstra with links to legit sites. They phoned (02)8067987 saying "sent you a code via txt" . Text is from 8357872 . Is the tel.st site legit?

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Level 21: Augmented

Re: Is this a scam

Telstra cold calling and offering codes to get cheaper calls...  what could be suspicious about that I wonder...   Smiley Happy 

 

I don't think they have any phones at present, all been disconnected for late payment??

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Re: Is this a scam

Definitely sounds like a scam! I recommend reporting the scam calls through here:  https://tel.st/sc6yn

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Is this a scam

Given that the number that the message supposedly came from doesn't even have enough digits, that should be a dead giveaway that it's a scam.

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Re: Is this a scam

I've just watched the news about Telstra look like  I was right about the scam just didn't know Telstra was in on it.

Level 23: Superhero

Re: Is this a scam

The Australian Communications and Media Authority    .... ACMA .... are the most appropriate organization to report this to:

https://www.acma.gov.au/phone-scams

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