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#234913 9-May-2018 12:32
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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.

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  #2011636 9-May-2018 12:34
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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.

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  #2011639 9-May-2018 12:36
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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





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  #2011646 9-May-2018 12:43
Send private message Please continue in the existing thread.

Keep calm, and carry on posting.




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