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Telemarketing's latest scam denounced by ACMA

Telemarketing's latest scam denounced by ACMA

Free government service, Do Not call register, targeted by scammers

If a telemarketer offers to list your phone number on the Do Not Call Register for a fee, you’re being scammed.

According to ACMA, there has been over 30 complaints from consumers around this latest scam in the past month.

In a release, ACMA chairman, Chris Chapman, said consumers should not provide any personal identification or financial details to telemarketers making these calls.

"The Do Not Call Register is a free service provided by the Australian Government," he said.

"If you receive a call from someone offering to list your number on the Do Not Call Register for a fee, we recommend you get as much information as possible from the caller and lodge a complaint with us by calling 1300 792 958 or by logging on to www.donotcall.gov.au."

Free registrations to the Do Not Call Register last for five years.


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