Category: Scam

  • Analysts Hall scam

    Analysts Hall scam

    I just got an unsolicited call from Analysts Hall, using a mobile number 0467 145 472. That number is currently not accepting incoming calls. The giveaway was the usual “they legally acquired my details from a marketing campaign” and I signed up to receive information on automated trading. No I never use my details to […]

  • CoursesPlus scam

    CoursesPlus scam

    Quick call today, Elle Gibson called from 03 8904 8852, saying I’d registered an interest in making a second income from trading. Needless to say I never register for any of that stuff. Their standard response is I must have forgotten that I registered. No. Just. No. The scam seems to be mutating into a […]

  • Target Research Marketing Scam

    Target Research Marketing Scam

    I was called today by Target Research Marketing from 08 7922 7894 trying to recommend 3 stocks. They claimed they were from Darwin which sophisticated investors know is not in the top 50 financial centres of Australia*. They claimed they got my number from a B2B directory. What? Anyway I was working and too busy […]

  • Amazon Prime for $99.99 per month? Scammer

    Amazon Prime for $99.99 per month? Scammer

    Amazon Prime costs $6.99 AUD per month. An Indian call center just robocalled me three days in a row to refund my $99.99 per month charge for Amazon Prime. Of course, it’s a scam. They wanted me to open my browser and give them remote access to my PC. Legitimate refunds do not need access […]

  • Scammers Calling Me Less?

    Scammers Calling Me Less?

    Since June 2021 I’ve received less than 10 scam phone calls. This is simultaneously amazing and ridiculous. Scammers gotta scam is a trope I live by. But with all the YouTube scam baiters and Social Media content creators in this space, I am hopeful that scammers are starting to clean their lists up just a […]

  • The Wise Class: Scam or Not?

    The Wise Class: Scam or Not?

    I just received an unsolicited phone call from 02 7251 2506. Mary Anderson from The Wise Class. They are operating illegally in Australian. They claim to be an “educational institution” and “internally regulated”. They only take a 3% commission and provide a mentor to help me trade with their “fully automated software” that scans all […]

  • CIG Solutions cryptocurrency scam

    CIG Solutions cryptocurrency scam

    The call was from 0459 381 805 claiming to be Jeremy from CIG Solutions. Yes it’s a crypto-currency scam at cig-solutions[dot]com. I didn’t have the time to do my usual time-waste and document their MO. Instead, I told him he needed an Australian Financial Services Licence to solicit me. The script he followed repeated that […]

  • Fake ATO Tax Bill scam

    I just got another scam robo-call claiming to be the ATO. There was a writ for my arrest, issues were found in my audit, paperwork returned unsigned and undelivered, lien of my account, tax avoidance, tax fraud and more dire and legal-sounding phrases that I’ll document next time they call. The number this time was […]

  • The Capital Class online trading scam

    The Capital Class online trading scam

    Update 19 June 2020 Many people are finding this website again, which means The Capital Class online trading scam has started calling again. Please add a comment with the number that called you and any details about the call. Folks it is a scam! Just got a call from 02 8040 5542 allegedly from Emma […]

  • Neo Capital Crypto Scam

    Neo Capital called from 0202137180 claiming to be in the UK. It was a terrible VOIP connection. The usual “You registered on our website, but probably forgot or it was a while ago. You indicated interest in investing.” Um, no I didn’t. The “Financial Consultant” had an American accent, but obviously not a native speaker. […]