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An email purportedly from Caltex competition to win $1000

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An email purportedly from Caltex for a competition to win $1000 worth of petrol by answer questions either A or B of general knowledge. All of a sudden the competition stopped. I realised I had been scammed and the answers have cost me $181 as it was a 1900 number I was texting to. I didn't think and as we're pensioners we can't afford this. Is there any way I can get my money back? The number was 19900005
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Patrick H. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question.

You need to refer the matter to scamwatch, the government website and they may be able to track it down and help you recover your money. Unfortunately it is a matter for the police to track down.

I trust this assists.