[AusNOG] "Telstra" scammers still at it...

Mitch Kelly mitchkelly24 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 17:27:47 AEDT 2022


Ive done some pretty epic ones recently, Only a few weeks ago i got to 1
Hour 32 Minutes, While I was dealing with some 'Girl Guides" selling
drug-laced cookies. It's amazing how long they will wait on hold while you
babble on to pretend cookie sellers at the front door.


On Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 2:25 PM James Gray <james at gray.net.au> wrote:

> On 24 Feb 2022, at 1:58 pm, Kai <vk6ksj at westnet.com.au> wrote:
> >
> > Just got a call on "0432 383 486" from "Alex Watson from Telstra, about
> critical warning messages seen from my account recently".
> > Alex had a moderate Indian accent.
> >
> > I asked for his Telstra staff ID and he hung up. Hahaa.
> >
> > Just hope the next person they call doesn't think it's legit and end up
> scammed.
> I usually open with something like “Oh no! That sounds serious” and act
> clueless; string them along for as long as I can. I figure if they’re
> wasting their time with me, they can’t be duping my elderly parents out of
> my inheritance! My record so far is upwards of 10 minutes.
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