[AusNOG] Amazon Prime subscription scam

DaZZa dazzagibbs at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 19:25:48 AEDT 2021

I convinced one of them that I was with the AFP and working with Interpol
to track down and eradicate scammers, and that we had tracked their IP
location and a raid was coming.

The only way she could save herself was to jump up and down with her hands
on her head screaming "I am an agent of Inspector Gadget of the Interpol
task force!"

I could hear her doing it too. I almost died laughing.


On Mon, 6 Dec 2021, 6:46 pm Damien Gardner Jnr, <rendrag at rendrag.net> wrote:

> I had the same lass call me four times in one day. By the last one I was
> more than a little upset.  Each call I'd told her that she and I both knew
> she was probably sitting in a scam center in Kerala, and could she please
> just save us both the wasted time and remove my number from their
> database.  On the fourth one I’ll admit I lost my temper somewhat, and
> ended up telling her that if I ever received another call from her, I’d
> send one of my coworkers from our Kerala offices to find her and remove her
> ovaries with a spoon.  Ive not had a call in six months :)   (That threat
> tends to be weird enough that no-one is sure if you're joking, or really
> really serious :) )
> —dg
> On Mon, 6 Dec 2021 at 6:21 pm, Michael Hockey <mqh at miju.com.au> wrote:
>> I thought that the next time I should ask them to call me back on a
>> different number.
>> Now I just need to find the number of the AFP.
>> ------ Original Message ------
>> From: "Mitch Kelly" <mitchkelly24 at gmail.com>
>> To: "Kai" <vk6ksj at westnet.com.au>
>> Cc: "ausnog at lists.ausnog.net" <ausnog at lists.ausnog.net>
>> Sent: 6/12/2021 1:41:59 PM
>> Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Amazon Prime subscription scam
>> You are lucky this is your first, I've been getting the Amazon ones at
>> least twice a day for 6+ months.
>> On Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 11:38 AM Kai <vk6ksj at westnet.com.au> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Just received a call which displayed as 0425 354 906, went straight to
>>> an automated female voice with Australian accet saying that my Amazon
>>> Prime subscription (which I don't have) for $99.99 will be auto renewed
>>> and press 1 to speak to an Accounts representative if I do not wish for
>>> this to happen.
>>> I don't have an Amazon prime account and didn't press 1, although I was
>>> tempted to, just to hear how far they tried to go to obtain my bank or
>>> other personal details.
>>> FYI in case any of your customer (or your family) may have a similar
>>> call. Enough people must still think these are legit or the scammers
>>> wouldn't keep trying.
>>> I also got another "your package will arrive" SMS scam about an hour ago.
>>> Cheers
>>> Kai
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