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    Default Yet another phone scam

    Haha! Just received a scam call from yet another Indian sounding guy telling me I have been given a grant from the NZ Govt Grants, of $6200 ! Awesome! Would be useful if it were true, I just told him “Yeah, right” and hung up.......

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    Default Re: Yet another phone scam

    Interesting tactic. They've woken up that windfalls into the millions just don't happen, and lower amounts such as $6200 are more believable. I went naked a few years ago, and since then I don't get advised of any such, although I must admit I miss the occasional frisson ...
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    Default Re: Yet another phone scam

    How come I haven't had these fun ones?

    I could think of a whole heap of responses and awkward questions for them, I know a bit about Govt grants....LOL.

    Haven't had any of the exciting you have a refund coming from IRD either....:-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    How come I haven't had these fun ones?

    I could think of a whole heap of responses and awkward questions for them, I know a bit about Govt grants....LOL.

    Haven't had any of the exciting you have a refund coming from IRD either....:-(
    Just got the IRD one yesterday. The amount was so small I felt insulted.

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    Default Re: Yet another phone scam

    Quote Originally Posted by WalOne View Post
    I went naked a few years ago, and since then I don't get advised of any such, although I must admit I miss the occasional frisson ...
    Jeez Wal, pulease, don't upgrade your avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalOne View Post
    Interesting tactic. They've woken up that windfalls into the millions just don't happen, and lower amounts such as $6200 are more believable. I went naked a few years ago, and since then I don't get advised of any such, although I must admit I miss the occasional frisson ...
    I think its called naturism these days

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    Default Re: Yet another phone scam

    A couple of years ago I got a call saying that I was going to jail because I had committed tax evasion or fraud. I knew that it was a scam that was going around at that time so I just hung up on them.

    A week or two later I got a call from the real IRD saying that I had a refund of $6200 coming my way. This was because I had overpaid my student loan. The money appeared in my bank account a few days later. This was good enough to be true.
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