Electoral Commission question?
A woman called me today and said she was from the Australian Electoral Commission and asked if I still lived at ....street....and as she mentioned my childhood address where I haven't live in over 20 years and left when I was 16, I was wondering why she was asking as I wasn't enrolled to vote at that address and my current enrolment details are up to date....was she a scammer?
- jigfamLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
It certainly sounds very suspicious. The AEC usually send out letters re enrolments.
- Anonymous7 years ago
I had someone call to get my drivers licence number. Without much thought I gave it to her, then was a little concerned it may have been a scam, so I called the local electoral commission. (you can find the number at 13 23 26 - they ask for your post code to send you to the appropriate office). They confirmed that it was in fact someone from their office that had called me.
- TomLv 61 decade ago
Could be. Here in the U.S., identity thieves are pretending to be be from Jury Commissions and will call people saying they failed to respond to a Jury Summons and attempt to "verify" certain facts about you in order to straighten out the non-existent "problem".