Call about compensation from a motor vehicle accident Got a call yesterday about getting an accidental claim compensation.
I knew it was a scam, so i started pushing back cause the call should be from my insurance company, no one can call me up randomly and say those things.
But surprising they have my name, my number, my email address and my old home (rental address) which they were claiming to acquire from RTA. Which really ticked me off, and I told the guy, if you really get this from RTA's database then we have a very serious problem
1. If my information is getting out to you from RTA, we have a privacy breach.
2. Giving my information to a 3rd party without my consent is illegal in Australia
in both cases what you are doing have serious consequences.
then I started asking where are you calling from and the other end went silence, then dropped the line.
I have reported this to RTA QLD since my I am from QLD and my address that lives in RTA is of QLD.
Given this opportunity, if anyone gets this kind of call, please try to get the guys name and location, I had a funny feeling its from India, as the guy's accent was Indian. (Don't get me wrong, it's the accent - I am not racist :) )
I think the only police can trace these people out or have the authority/capability.
they are persistent Had 3 calls in 2 days from this number. First time was around 7pm so I didnt answer as I dont know anyone in Sydney. Second and third were both females who said my name and if I was in an accident in the past 3 yrs. I said 'nope' then they asked if someone in my household was in an accident I said 'nope'. She said that they have my address (rental) as someone who has been in an accident and the other person is seeking compensation. Told both that it wasnt me and they hung up. bugged me for 2 days, I finally answered and I was advised I was in a motor vehicle accident and when I said I had not they hung up VB scam someone saying you have an insurance claim they need your details for.. Had the same call from (02) 8311 0244. Female had a strong Indian accent. Claimed I had been in an accident in the last 2 years then asked if my family was. Funny thing I wasn't living in the country 2 years ago. Have since blocked the number. I am glad I looked this up. Blocked this number forever. Indian sounding guy calls about a recent accident, says he is from RTA. Never was involved in accident so hung up. Had a call from a different number two days ago too about a "car accident I had", I laughed and called her a scammer and she hung up. Yes I have had 2 phone calls saying I was in an accident last year. Big bloody scam artists I would really like to know how they get your details. But obviously if your a computer hacker you get anything which is very disturbing they are nothing but low life scum. absolute scam, haven't picked up the phone to them yet, keep missing their calls but when I do I'm going to play a game on them see how the like it! I had a missed call from 256205463363 this number just now. As I don't know anyone in Uganda I didn't call back but googled the number and found this site. An insurance scam as reported below seems plausible - I've just had a no-fault repair done to my vehicle through NRMA (insurer of both parties) at a repairers in Thornleigh. So it's likely my mobile number was obtained through one of those parties (or the offending driver I suppose). Yes a definite scam. Indian accent telling me they're from road traffic authority, regarding my accident. I just said bullsh*t and hung up! Very annoying, needs to be stopped. The caller a tated they were from RTA, Road 'something' Australia when I asked. The caller then asked if I had been in a car accident recently as my insurance flagged a claim, I said no, then asked if any of my family members had me, I repeated no 3 times when I realised the nature of the call before hanging up.
When I tried to call back it just hangs up.
just called me did not answer .what do they think we are dumb just give them our personal details .if I every get my hands on them it will be the last call they ever make So fed up with these calls. calling from the "rta". wernt able to give me a reference no. managed to get them to give me an address which I Googled to find a vacant building for sale. certainly a scam Calls from this number claiming to offer legal advice after a car accident. Said they work alongside smash repairers yet couldn't name my smash repairer. Called themselves Accident Advice Bureau. Googled this business name and of course nothing can be found. Spoke to man with English accent. Claimed to be located in Victoria despite Sydney number. Final time he called I challenged him about where he got my name and number from and he hung up. Tried calling the number back about six or seven times and is uncontactable, doesn't ring or connect.
26 complaints this year
26 total complaints
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