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Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:33:16 +1000

After receiving two of these, both from the NSW region, I decided to try reporting it to scamwatch

The scam watch site is run by the ACCC. They responded with an automated e-mail, with details of my online submission, as below:

Your Scamwatch scam report has been submitted

Thank you for reporting this scam

Your submission ID: accc-scamwatch-68162

Your report is important to the ACCC as this information assists us in monitoring scam trends and taking action where appropriate, including to educate the public on new or emerging scams. The ACCC is unable to reply to all reports made online via the Scamwatch Report a Scam form due to the high volume received.

If you need advice about how to deal with a scam, please review the information on the Scamwatch website.

Submitted on 12 Apr 2016 - 11:33 am

Would you be willing to share your story?:
Yes, I am happy for the ACCC to use my story anonymously and do not wish to be contacted. About the scam

What type of scam is it?:
False billing

How were you contacted by the scammer?:
Phone (Voice)

When were you first contacted?:
04/12/2016

What losses did you suffer?:
Not applicable

About the scammer

Name:
Male voice (did not make a record of purported name)

Phone No.:
0260642058

Scammer's address:
Unknown (asked me to call back on 0260642058) NSW Australia

Briefly describe the scam:
Claimed to be a representative of the ATO, regarding payment of outstanding money.

About you
I'm reporting: as myself ... etc.


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