Does Centrelink Call You From A Private Number?

You receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Department of Human Resources or Centrelink.

The caller tells you that you are entitled to more money but you must provide some personal details to prove your identity.

At this point the scammer attempts to gather as much as they can about you for identity theft..

He said if customers missed a call or if it disconnects, they should call the JobSeeker phone line on 132 850.

Why are private numbers calling me?

When “Private” or “Private Caller” displays for an incoming phone call in your caller ID, that means the caller has intentionally blocked his number (either through his telephone carrier or by entering “67” or another blocking code before placing the call to you).

Is it safe to answer unknown numbers?

The best thing you can do is to simply ignore any phone calls from unknown numbers. If it’s important, they will either leave a message or call you back and leave a message. Your time, identity, and other personal information is not worth the risk.

How do you know a call is spam?

If you see “Suspected spam caller” or “Spam” as the caller ID, the call might be spam. You can answer the call, or block and report the number. If a call from someone you know is marked as spam, you can report the mistake.

Centrelink on Twitter: “@genzy8 You can request a call back thru ‘Message Us’ on this page: bit.ly/m2BWoQ Family Assistance call centre is also open til 8pm.”