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

Dan Whitford Dan.Whitford at anycast.com.au
Fri Feb 25 09:05:37 AEDT 2022

I had one the other day.

“I’m calling from Telstra International to let you know that someone is using your home internet connection without your knowledge. The good news is that we can provide a free firewall service so that you can…” <click> 

Sounded like a “boiler room” behind him ;-)


> On 24 Feb 2022, at 5:24 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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