6 complaints this year
40 total complaints
Amanda on (02) 6145 2270
They're on a roll. Automated message from Nicky Johnston "Australia Taxation Office". What a...
Jen on (03) 9854 9299
I have had exactly the same problem. I kept hanging up or asking for ABN and return phone number...
Anonymous on 0412 176 819
need2Pee on (03) 8652 1727
I've reported them to scamwatch. As per others, rude. Scammers had style but in my day. These...
I Called Back on (02) 9539 8807
I called back number (02) 9539 8807 it says the number is not in service anymore.
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. 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. 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. 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!!!!!!! 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. Same thing happed to me. Female phoned "Jodie" said she was after my daughter. I asked for her name she said Jodie and when I asked who was calling, she terminated the call. My daughter left my address years ago? They keep phoning ....... I just had these People call me at work she told me that she would continue to call me at work until I identfied myself. I don't give my work number to any company apart from my bank I told her togo right ahead and keep asking for Fiona and I'm a guy. Be careful. I keep getting calls from this mob and am asked my date of birth. The girl is terribly rude when I refuse to give her my DOB. I say "you called me - obviously you know who I am". Eventually after a few calls I told them to put information in writing and gave an email address. The email simply said call this number and give my date of birth. I replied to the email and gave them a gob-full - but not my DOB! These people are parasites! Called me asking me if I knew the number for some courier company and when I said no they hung up. Didn't tell me who they were and wouldn't tell me what number they were after (which obviously wasn't mine!). I ignored a call from this number earlier as I didn't recognise it. They left no message. In reading the comments here though, I'm guessing it's linked to a letter I received a week ago from ADR Debt Collectors saying that I owed Vodafone $752 and to pay ADR the outstanding money. Get out!! I am with Vodafone and did have a stupidly large bill in Oct 13 but I paid it and there is nothing currently outstanding to Vodafone. They can bugger off thanks! Even with a letter I am not dealing with these people! They obviously have my name, address and phone number. I wonder if they'll ask for my date of birth if i answer? Probably!! They keep calling me and when i called back someone named sue from adi answered?