[clug] Offline snooping [now lame telephone scammers]

Ben Davies bdcrux at gmail.com
Fri Jan 31 20:28:32 MST 2014

On 1 February 2014 14:09, Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/02/14 13:44, Ben Davies wrote:
>> While I think of it, has anyone been rung out of the blue by an
>> "investment company" asking if they've received a package recently?
>> Someone claiming to be from "Monash Investments" called around xmas,
>> so I was wondering if another large scale scam was starting up...
> Nope, but it sounds dodgy - even if they are one of the companies that
> use that name. Hey! we're so organised we don't know where we post stuff
> - but invest your super/trust/time with us? (package?).

They sounded suspicious from the start, so I explained the person they
were looking for was on the toilet. Fishing for basic details seemed
to worry them, the caller offered to ring back & hasn't been heard
from since.

If there's a next time, I'll ask for an Australian Financial Services licence:

... and see how long it takes for them to end the call :-)


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