Toowoomba man warns of Centrelink scam after letter, call

YOUR SAY: I RECEIVED a recorded message on my answering yesterday from a person claiming to be with Centrelink informing me that I was going to receive a raise in my pension.

The person stated that since I had not replied to the supposed letter I never received, all my paper work was sent to the Canberra head office. I was supplied with an account number and a 02 phone no.

I decided to call the number to find out what was going on. A gentleman answered who spoke with an Indian accent. I asked him if he worked for Centrelink to which he replied yes.

I told him I thought it was a scam because I could hear people laughing in the background. He replied that they were having a drink of beer and would I like to join them. I immediately again told him it was a scam to which he used some colourful language and hung up.

So beware if you receive any of these phone calls.

PS. I tried to call Centrelink to report this but after 25 minutes of trying I hung up.

MICHAEL CROWELL, Meringandan West