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# 233819 4-May-2018 12:16
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I think the old Scamers who used to call around as Windows repair center or something are now going around making calls from 048890348 and leaving a robotic message posing as the IRD to call them in matters of urgent time sensitive bs or face "persecution".


Just a heads up to anyone.

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  # 2007768 4-May-2018 12:21
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Just had a cool down period before restarting.


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  # 2011665 9-May-2018 12:58
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Talking of scams, I got a voice mail messed call on my landline yesterday. It was a  recorded message saying I owed the IRD money and legal action was about to be undertaken.




The message gave me a Wellington local number to call them back on.  A quick google of the number showed it to be a VOIP number from an Australian provider.




Had to listen to it twice to the message make sure it was a fake. Pretty convincing at first pass as the wording and accent seemed good - but they provided no details (eg my name, or my company name) and were very general.
Thinking about it I suspect the voice was machine generated.




Anyway full marks for a convincing scam - with the Wellington (04)  local number and quality English message I can how a few people could fall for this scam.




I forwarded a copy of the recording of the message to the IRD - hopefully they can at least get the VOIP number disconnected.





Hope I get one of these calls cause I am getting a refund of just under 5k so then I can say but you owe me x amount of $$$ and when am I getting it









Got a call from the 'IRD' asking if I wanted to 'make money'




09 887 3087, abused the living hell out of the oxygen thief on the phone before hanging up.

Adding in other replies on duplicate thread or can @Stu merge the threads?



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  # 2012666 9-May-2018 13:16
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We haven't been given that superpower.

Keep calm, and carry on posting.




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  # 2012698 9-May-2018 14:05
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Think if I have a scamming call from them I'll say "excuse me? I've been in jail lots of times and rattle off a list of bogus convictions."

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