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New Contributor Davo24
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Harvest frenzy scam

Hey all, I noticed a couple of months back that I was being charged by the harvest frenzy scam so changed my settings so they can't charge me anymore. I don't normally look at my bill so I didn't realise I was actually being charged when I got the texts... I thought I would get charged if I replied and I didn't agree to any subscriptions. Does anyone know if there's a way to claim back money from this scam? I'm really disappointed that this happened almost straight after signing with optus. Thanks in advance. 

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Frequent Contributor
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Re: Harvest frenzy scam

Hi @Davo24

 

Would be best to contact optus via chat or phone so they can make a complaint and you'll be receiving a call from the content provider w/in 2 business days to discuss about the refund.

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Super Contributor
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Re: Harvest frenzy scam

Hi @Davo24!

 

Yes! It seems that you've been subscribed to a premium contents / services. Well, you need to coordinate with Optus Care to block those charges from your account. They can also file a query log on your behalf so that the 3rd party company can call you after 2 business days to discuss where the charges originated and also if there's a possible refund. It is not Optus who charge you those amounts..

 

You can check more details about Premium contents / subscriptions by clicking here.

Please call Optus at 1300 555 002 if you are with Prepaid & 133 937 for postpaid.

 

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Moderator Casey_
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Re: Harvest frenzy scam

Hey @Davo24, If you can send us a PM with your mobile number, full name and DOB we can raise a complaint with the content service provider for you. 

New Contributor Shanester
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Re: Harvest frenzy scam

I too have had this Issue, with the bill adding up over $160. 

I cant beleive optus leaves their customers high and dry like this. 

I was told by optus that I would get a call from Harvest frenzy but nothing.

They gave me the number to contact Harvest Frenzy - I called the number, and they told me to call another - I called the second number and said they did not have a record of my account. I told them that Harvest frenzy was listed on my optus bill and they asked me for a copy of my bill. In the middle of requestions information of where to send the bill the phone went dead. 

 

My next step is the ACCC, I will let you all know how this goes. 

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RetiredModerator Toomey
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Re: Harvest frenzy scam

Hey @Shanester, I'm sorry your escalation was not resolved properly. We'll need to check it on our end to see what the notes say. Please send me a private message with your account number, full name and DOB. I'll check it out and get back to you asap.


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