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# 259979 4-Nov-2019 14:22
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I got a phone call from ANZ says that my credit card has been charged by Vodafone AU and they don't think it is a legitimate purchase so they called me to confirm the payment. And of course it was not done by me so they cancelled my card and issued me a new card and a charge back from Vodafone AU. The CSR said it might because I use the card on some website and the information was leaked.

 

 

 

After 10 minutes I got a phone call from 0219529636 said my name and address and asking if I want to make money online, I hanged up his phone call and I do feel this phone call is related to my credit card since I never got any this kind of phone call before, and my name/phone/address is always together with the credit card info when doing online purchases.

 

 

 

Lucky I never keep much money on the account that linked to a credit card, there is only $46 on the card so they can only spend $32 with Vodafone AU. ANZ did a very good job to track these fraud transactions, I guess they are monitoring failed transactions on credit cards and if too many attempts failed then the card will be flagged as stolen and will call the customer to confirm?

 

 

 

I checked my credit card statements and recently online transactions from Amazon, Linode, Sitehost, Dreamhost, Google, Humblebundle etc should be pretty safe. I did use the card on some random website from pricespy a while ago, so it might go back for a long time :-(

 

 

 

Anyway, just heads up guys, check your credit card statements since if you have enough funds there might not be enough failed attempts to trigger the warning and do call your bank if you found something unusual.


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  # 2348110 4-Nov-2019 14:29
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Yeah I've been getting a lot of spam calls from spoofed 021 numbers lately, I just decline them now and if its legit they'll leave a message


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  # 2348118 4-Nov-2019 14:35
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Weve been getting random 021 calls.... its always HRV. 

 

 





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  # 2348121 4-Nov-2019 14:37
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I never answer a call unless a contact comes up, if its important they will leave a message, that's why I want visual voice mail would make it so much easier.





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  # 2348144 4-Nov-2019 15:14
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JaseNZ:

 

I never answer a call unless a contact comes up, if its important they will leave a message, that's why I want visual voice mail would make it so much easier.

 

 

How would VMM make a difference? Scammers never leave voicemail messages.

 

 


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  # 2348157 4-Nov-2019 15:30
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sbiddle:

 

JaseNZ:

 

I never answer a call unless a contact comes up, if its important they will leave a message, that's why I want visual voice mail would make it so much easier.

 

 

How would VMM make a difference? Scammers never leave voicemail messages.

 

 

 

 

Yeah should have clarified that , was for genuine people leaving messages.





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  # 2348174 4-Nov-2019 15:58
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As an aside, but not unrelated, is Aliexpress safe to buy from?

 

I'm wanting to purchase a tablet cover for a Huawei Mediapad, so looking for a safe cheap Chinese site to purchase from. Any help appreciated.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2348177 4-Nov-2019 16:03
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freitasm:

 

The phone call was probably unrelated - lots of "investment advisors" calling these days.

 

 

I thought they are trying to tell me how to make money since they can only squeeze $32 from my credit card :-P

 

 

 

dafman:

 

As an aside, but not unrelated, is Aliexpress safe to buy from?

 

I'm wanting to purchase a tablet cover for a Huawei Mediapad, so looking for a safe cheap Chinese site to purchase from. Any help appreciated.

 

 

They are running by the same company with Taobao, Tmall and Alipay I do think their website is pretty safe, but it doesn't mean the seller on their website is genuine though.


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  # 2348219 4-Nov-2019 19:21
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JaseNZ:

 

I never answer a call unless a contact comes up, if its important they will leave a message, that's why I want visual voice mail would make it so much easier.

 

 

 

 

Just saw this on & Sharp, look up Vxt-smart voicemail assistant in google play store. Might be just what you're after


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