• Kogarah
    May 13, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    They have called me a few times and I finally answered. They are a company looking to recruit people to do ghost shopping/mystery shopping. Now they want me to meet a financial planner for a fee of $50, but its obligation free. It starts off as a survey, but turns into telemarketing.
  • Steve
    March 21, 2017
    Quakers Hill, Australia
    I got sick of them calling so started having vulgar phone sex with them. They haven't called since.
  • John
    February 8, 2017
    Maroubra, Australia
    YES, same experience here. Have just reported via Australian Govt scamwatch site, but hoping someone stops these people before they rip-off any more honest Australians
  • WendyLR
    October 6, 2016
    Ryde, Australia
    Market Opinion Research is what they call themselves. They've been calling me for at least 2 months. Firstly they offered free samples of items so I can give my opinion on them, (that's the hook they use) then when I said, sure why not and stupidly gave them my mobile number, they then called and offered to send out a financial planner to my house. I said no way, not interested, don't ring me again, but they still ring almost every day on either my home phone or mobile. I have asked them nicely to please don't ring me, take my number off their books or whatever, but they still ring! I threatened to report them to the Do Not Call Register and they stopped for about 1 week, then started again. I swore at them, they still ring. Next time I'm going to get a whistle and blow it loudly into the phone! They are so annoying! When will they take the hint that I don't want to be bothered with them?
  • VJ
    April 26, 2017
    Chiswick, Australia
    can't get these scumbags to stop calling us. It's became constant harassment for us week after week.
  • Dave
    February 27, 2017
    Hammondville, Australia
    Call under the pretence to get free stuff or be rewarded for doing surveys but their aim is for you have an appointment with financial advisors which I am presuming is to try and sell you into products and services impulsively.
    I did not make the appointment as this put me off them straight away and set an element of distrust in the way they conduct business.
  • Banksia
    July 12, 2016
    Greenacre, Australia
    We have been called several times by this number, along the same lines. First they ask you if you are happy to participate in product sample reviews for payment. After saying yes, they called back within 24hrs to organise a financial planner to drop in ("obligation free"). Thanks folks for posting. We will be cancelling that appointment!
  • Mike Hi
    June 2, 2016
    Acacia Ridge, Australia
    very annoyed , call me almost work every afternoon. I will not answer for ever.
  • Sally
    May 20, 2016
    Blacktown, Australia
    Stay away form them!! It happened to me too. They have called few times too. Don't fall for the offer of free samples or agree on mystery shopping. It seems telemarketing for the financial planning. They wanted me and my partner to be present for at least 30 mins, claiming to pay $50 paypal or debit card after meeting and online survey.
  • Maxene.K
    May 19, 2017
    Northmead, Australia
    Hi we have just had the same and have made a appointment with them. We thought it would be something like that but got caught off guard. Think I will try and cancel
  • Maurice
    May 12, 2017
    Manly, Australia
    Havent got this but told it works well to get rid of nuisance calls, even gives you the chance to blacklist numbers
  • K
    May 8, 2017
    Kensington, Australia
    I agree, definitely as scam. They are so persistent with the phone calls.
  • VJ
    April 26, 2017
    Cranebrook, Australia
    These scum bags just don't give up - they keep calling you week after week harassing you to sign up for mystery shopper. In fact, they trying to sell you financial planning service.
  • Anonymous
    April 12, 2017
    Fax Machine
    Werrington County, Australia
    claim they are from secret shoppers
  • Stevo
    April 6, 2017
    Sydney, Australia
    Getting phone calls from secret shopper Australia 2 and 3 times a day had enough this time asked if they understand f*** off and they said yes so will see if the calls continue if not the vulgar phone sex sounds like a plan
  • ivy
    March 28, 2017
    Wentworthville, Australia
    My 2nd phone call but sames pitch as OP. First call was an offer for $50-$300 for secret shopper at Bunnings or Woolies. Now they want me to meet a financial planner at my home at 6pm (or 8pm) for 50 ... 'but its obligation free'. When I said I was not comfortable to offer the fin-co my personal information she said - you might get something out of it... Sounds like a scam to me. (Not) Looking forward to future phone calls...
  • Michelle
    March 21, 2017
    Glendenning, Australia
    Also took a call this evening. Same as everyone else. Have been sucked in to meet with a financial advisor. I am in the process of waiting to hear back from the company that I am suppose to meet with - Wealth First lending. I have written an email and informed that I do not want to go ahead with the meeting and that I am in the process of reporting it to the ACCC.

    Can't wait to receive another call from this number so I can blast them and to tell them where to shove their $50 giftcard.
    When I have called back a number of times. It says the person at the extention Q89 is unavailable to leave a message. Then it says unable to leave a message and hangs up!
  • Nicole
    February 6, 2017
    Sydney, Australia
    These people ring constantly and wont stop. We have told them politely and not so politely to go away but they keep ringing. Then they ring again on a different number but its the same people. Its a scam and dont be fooled into the secret shopper one, or the charity survey one. Last time they rang they said they were calling on behalf of 'the government' to see if i qualified for a solar panel rebate. Obviously a ploy to get as much of your personal information as they can. Just dont answer the phone.
  • Roger Frenchs Forest
    January 28, 2017
    Pennant Hills, Australia
    Secret shopper phone calls driving me mad. Couple of times every day. I tell them not interested, go away, get off my phone etc. It makes no difference, they still ring back. Our number is on do not call register, makes no difference. How do we get rid of these pests.
  • Diana
    January 23, 2017
    Asquith, Australia
    Calling now as Secret Shopper Australia. Same financial planner scheme as mentioned by others.

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