TELL TAX OFFICE ABOUT CALLS
IN response to the Editorial in the February issue 9 warning about scams, are these calls designed to keep us Senior Citizens on our toes?
Last week we had a similar incident. The lengthy message was left on our answering machine.
The voice suggested the caller was an Asian male who spoke good English. Towards the end of the message, we were told to phone an 02 area code number.
Shortly after listening to the message, I phoned the Australian Taxation Office [there are two numbers 1800 060 062 and 1800 199 010] and gave details of the message and the telephone number.
The tax office staff member said that the information would be passed to the ATO’s investigators for follow-up.
Later that afternoon, we received an- other call from the same Asian male ranting on as to why we had not responded.
It appeared that the call was being monitored because another voice interrupted him and cut off the call.
I suggest that reporting these calls directly to the ATO is more effective as it avoids going through a third party who then has to inform the ATO. How crowded would that be by now? Go over Canning Bridge and Stirling Bridge? No, on reflection, this would not be possible, because if all people were like Mario, these bridges would not have been built either, in case they attracted more people, like Mario said Roe 8 would do.
Mario, what would WA be like without bridges and roads?