Are there any scams with Telstra?

Are there any scams with Telstra?

Telstra new telephone scam. A telephone call claiming to be from Telstra to validate the purchase of a new telephone. The callers may claim that that if you do not provide personal information that you will be charged for the device. They may also attempt to send you a One Time Code via SMS or email.

What scams are going around now?

Common Scams

  • Advance Fee Scams.
  • Tech Support Scams.
  • Phishing.
  • Emergency Scams.
  • IRS or Government Imposter Scams.
  • Foreign Money Exchange Scams.
  • Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks.
  • Bogus Debts.

How do you tell if someone is scamming you online?

Common online scam signs

  1. Tries to gain trust. An online scam will often try to gain your trust in some way.
  2. Emotional. Act now or the IRS will place a lien against your home.
  3. Asks for action.
  4. Unexpected contact.
  5. Asks for personal info.
  6. Overpays you.
  7. Promises something.
  8. Wire transfer request.

Why do I keep getting calls from Telstra?

Unfortunately, companies or individuals sometimes call our customers claiming to be from Telstra when they’re not. They may try to switch you to another phone company, or in some cases attempt to obtain personal information so they can access bank accounts.

Where do I report Telstra scams?

Tell us about the scam by submitting a Report Misuse of Service form and include as much detail as you can. Our Cyber Security team will investigate the report and may be in touch if they have additional questions.

Does scammer do video call?

Scammers can fake video calls. Someone who keeps putting off the video call may be shy—or you may be.

What can a scammer do with my name and phone number?

With your personal information, scammers can:

  • access and drain your bank account.
  • open new bank accounts in your name and take out loans or lines of credit.
  • take out phone plans and other contracts.
  • purchase expensive goods in your name.
  • steal your superannuation.
  • gain access to your government online services.

What are three common Internet scams?

The 5 most popular online scams to be aware of in 2020

  • Phishing. What it is: Phishing is one of the most common cyberthreats around, yet it continues to be equally as effective.
  • Fake antivirus software.
  • Make money easy and fast scam.
  • Fake shopping websites and formjacking.
  • Tech support scam.

How do I stop Telstra spam calls?

To report an unwelcome call with us you must be a Telstra customer. To block unsolicited telemarketing calls, add your number to the ‘do not call’ register.

What to do if a scammer calls you?

What should I do if I get a scam call?

  1. Don’t reveal personal details. Never give out personal or financial information (such as your bank account details or your PIN) over the phone, even if the caller claims to be from your bank.
  2. Hang up.
  3. Ring the organisation.
  4. Don’t be rushed.

Can a scammer fake a video call on WhatsApp?

Mobile apps like WhatsApp and FaceTime have built-in security mechanisms to prevent fake video calling and other such scams. In reality, it comes down to just taking a moment to double-check the facts on offer, such as the phone number, video quality, and so on.