Schlagwort-Archiv: Phone Spam Australia

(English) Top 5 Spam Numbers of the Week in Australia

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It’s a new week, but the spammers take no break. We collected the current top spam numbers from tellows-au.com and tell you what they are about. This week we share phone numbers with you that sent text spam messages all over Australia.

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tellows‘ Top 5 Text Spam Numbers of the Week

1. 0422859388 by provider Optus with a tellows Score of 7
2. 0427006689 by provider Telstra – with a tellows Score of 8
3. 0421374155 by provider Optus – with a tellows Score of 7
4. 0429478744 by provider Telstra – with a tellows Score of 8
5. 0438273649 by provider Telstra – with a tellows Score of 8
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(English) Top 5 Spam Numbers in Australia

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Whenever someone receives a call from a strange number, we get quite uncomfortable. It could be a legitimate call from our insurance company or an acquaintance. But what if it is a scammer? How can we be sure about the caller? Don’t worry, tellows is here to help you. You can check an unknown number on tellows-au.com to see who called and why. This week we inform you about the latest fraud numbers that have been recently reported all over Australia.

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tellows‘ Top 5 Spam Numbers of the Week

1. 0370679621 from Melbourne with a tellows Score of 8
2. 0861462979 from Perth – with a tellows Score of 8
3. 0423556255 from Optus – with a tellows Score of 8 (Courier Scam via SMS)
4. 0390875570 from Melbourne – with a tellows Score of 8
5. 0386389099 from Melbourne – with a tellows Score of 8
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(English) How to protect yourself from Scam Calls in Australia

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We’ve all seen spam and fraud in our everyday life. Luckily, it is often easy to see through them before it is too late. But especially on the phone, it can be tricky to distinguish a genuine call from a scam call. On tellows-au.com we receive reports about scam callers everyday. The users may ask themselves, why is the person calling me? The caller already knows my name and address, so it has to be trustworthy, right? – No way! We tell you what common frauds look like and how you can protect yourself from them.

Scam Losses Rise

In 2021 Scamwatch reported, that losses exceeded $211 million in the phone scam area between January and September. This numbers is even higher than it was for the whole year 2020. In 2021 Scamwatch received over 113,000 reports about phone scams.

Less people reported losing money in 2021. On the other hand, those people who lost money, have lost larger amounts with an average loss of $11,000.

Scamwatch Report 2021

Top 10 Scam Categories of 2021, Source: scamwatch.gov.au
Scamwatch published the top 10 scam methods of 2021. Phishing is the most reported scam showing how dangerous this scam has become and that exercising precaution with sharing data is the number one priority.

Common Types of Scams

Scammers like to tell stories and make you believe that the call is urgent by putting pressure on you. For example there is a time senstitive event with only limited offers left or your safety is at risk when you don’t allow access to your computer or pay a debt immediately. Sometimes they pretend to be from well-known company or your insurance. Maybe you also receive a text message or a silent call where you have no chance to even answer the phone. These are just some tricks Australian scammers use to make you call back and share sensitive data.

It’s very concerning to see these scams evolving and becoming more sophisticated to steal even more money from unsuspecting people. – ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard

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