They called me and mentioned my uncle name and said they are from ADR, and asked my uncle's contact no. But my uncle doesn't live in Australia. and then they hung up the phone. ADR - Debt Collection? SCAM Called me and knew a previous address of mine. Asked for DOB and wanted to collect money from unpaid bills. I have reported number to Scam Watch. I received a call from this number and it was a yound lady that sounded like she was in her mid 20's. She started off introducing herself saying she was from the company debt collectors but as she mentioned those words she kinda sounded nervous when she said debit collector which made me a bit suspicious that she was lying. She was very rude and started screaming and demanded that i pay her $900 that i owe to the unpaid fees that i owe to the company but she wouldn't explain me what debit i owe. I hanged up the phone cos of her very rude manners, the way she screaming was shocking and unbelievable if only i could catch her in real life, lord knows she will be running for her life. Less then 5mins i got a call from a private number and i knew straight away it was the psychopath scammer calling my mobile. Everyone please be aware don't give your personal information from this caller id. They are scam thieves stealing money from you be warned!!!!!!! Got a call of this exact same number. Asking for my mother. However iv had this phone for over 6 years so it would make no sense why my mum would ever put my number down for anything. I'm not too sure about this number- they were talking so fast I couldn't understand. The person wanted to know if a certain employee was working for our company. She even spelt out the name. Where did they get this kind of info from? We keep that kind of stuff private. Of course I wasn't going to tell her if that employee worked here!! Had a payment plan with a company I had a small loan with. Was paying weekly, and then suddenly a different company calls demanding money and for a larger amount. Then I get a letter from a third company (ADR) demanding I pay them an even larger amount. The first company claim they knew nothing about the second company, and the second company say they know noting about ADR. So the outcome?. They can get stuffed.I have paid the original debt, with interest. I am more than happy for these cretins to come and knock on my door. Hope they have ambulance cover. They are debt recovery not scammers and unfortunately due to hurting myself at work im dealing with them and honestly they are nice ppl but i believe in treat ppl the way u want to be treated ADR - Australian Debt Recoveries are definitely not a scam.
I strongly suggest you call them and maybe as to speak with a supervisor and while you are at it check you're credit rating you will be sure to know you are probably defaulted :)
debt collection Definitely not a scam - ADR are a third party agency working on behalf of Vodafone and other such agencies EG optus.
suggest google their company grab their ABN # /CAPI license number if you are unsure when receiving a call if it is a scam or not.
I also suggest looking at your credit rating - its more than likely been affected.
ALSO - as the new APP ( Australian privacy principle law) , ADR cannot disclose their name (Australian debt recoveries) with ANYONE until 3 points of ID are confirmed - simply because if your friend, family called in you wouldn't appreciate them being advised you have a debt.
ADR cannot advise their company as its Australian debt recoveries and by divulging this to a 3party will confirm you obviously have some kind of debt to which will be breaking privacy law.
going by the APP (Australian privacy principals) they have to confirm 3 points of ID whether that be full name, DOB, ADD, email and bc# etc
if you receive a call it could be the case their client (VODA etc) has sent through a recycled # that USED to belong to the person they are chasing or simply a wrong # referred on.
If it is a family # high chances that # was listed when first signing the contract
either way, if you unsure if this company is a scam ask for their ABN dets & the debt collectors CAPI licence - find out why the reason for the call is and go from there - will be netter than your credit rating defaulted and remaining that way for 5 years minimum
Wrong , Australian debt recoveries. Make a complaint to the Fair Trading office in your state. you are wrong, ADR = Australian debt recoveries who act on behalf of Vodafone . IF they are contacting you its for a good reason I suggest contacting them back and sorting this out. ADR are a private debt collectors - Alternative Dispute Resolution
They pretend to be either a phone company or another nationally reconsider business to engage you in conversation and collect personal details which will enable them to proceed with court action such as being able to serve you with a statement of claim.
Telephone Ombudsman these are the most disgusting despicable dogs I have ever come across - I hope they rot in hell. After many many phone calls I have put a fortnightly payment plan in place. They still constantly phone me and harass me - It was new years day yesterday and the payment left my bank this morning - they have phoned me and said my payment was late and the whole harassment has started again. I explained I can't help a public holiday - you know what the guy said "People like ME should just shut up and pay our bills" I am angry as we are on catastrophic fire watch today and I want my phone line clear - they are harassing me over a bill I am paying how dare they!!!!!!!!! I missed a call from this number and rang them they wouldn't say who they were and I asked what area they were in, she said Woolongong, She asked how I got the number and I told her I was returning a missed call. She asked my name I gave surname and she said they didn't have me on their data base for that number. I asked if they were from Vodaphone she said she couldn't tell me and hung up. The reason I asked if they were from Vodaphone is I had my IPhone stolen a year ago and reported it and shut the number down. About a month later I got a text from vodaphone saying my monthly bill was due. I rang them and asked how they got my number and they said it was given as the alternative number in the account. I told them I'd told them I'd never had a phone plan with vodaphone asked whose name the bill was in and they wouldn't tell me, I told them my phone had been stolen and this was an old phone I had to keep using. Vodaphone said they would contact the person on the phone plan and get them to correct their number details. I wonder if this is a debt collector chasing me for an unpaid debt that vodaphone allowed knowing the phone was stolen, I suspect the theif hasn't paid their vodaphone bill. What can I say clearly if a phone company allows a someone to have a phone plan for a stolen phone it's dumb to expect they will pay their bill and they can't rely in the rightful owner who was deprived of the phone to pay it for them when they refused to help prevent the wrongful debt. To all those people saying so this is not a SCAM. Australian Debt Recoveries (ADR) buy outstanding debt from companies usual at a ridiculously cheap cost (ie 40cents each dollar owed), and harrass you for the full debt amount plus their additional fees and charges. They will have already listed debt on your credit file before the first call which stays there for 7 years. Every time they make official contact (hence the DOB for verification) it resets the 7 years. If you start making payments the 7 years starts after final payment. If you believe you don't owe money get a copy of your credit file and check it out. If you have proof of bill being paid and they have wrongfully placed the debt on your file you can get it removed. I am unfortunately not in the best financial position and have to deal with them calling every week wanting more money even though I have an agreement of $10 per fortnight with them and they know my position.
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Polypacific on (03) 9793 6000
I called back number (03) 9793 6000 spoke to a woman who said company name is Polypacific.
Anonymous on (02) 6568 6534
There is silence when we answer and then a recording says ‘goodbye’ and the call hangs up. We pay...
Anonymous on 0420 975 125
unsolicided call re insurance
Jethro on (02) 6742 5480
We were not home when the number called when rung back was told no connection to this number
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