Said they were from AGL, knew my name, wanted to "make sure I'm getting the most out of their services and offers", or something like that. Maybe legit, but I hung up on them. They called me and ask for my personal information. I got pissed and didn't tell them anything. Then I call AGL and they confirmed that the number is from AGL. I told them this is really bad business practice to call customers and ask them for personal details. Wanted me to CONFIRM PERSONAL DETAILS. I refused and told him he's a scam and I'm calling POLICE. He hung up quick smart. Been getting calls from this number of the past few days. They are a call centre representing AGL. First time I answered, I told them I wasn't interested. Second time I answered, they tried to get me to "verify my personal details" before talking to me... I told them I wasn't going to provide a stranger my personal details over the phone. So instead, they read out my year of birth to confirm they knew me. Again, I told them I wasn't interested and told them to stop contacting me.
Since then, they've tried to contact me 3-4 times in the past 2 days. My number is registered on the "Do Not Call" list, so I've lodged a complaint with ACMA.
IMHO, these guys are legit. But telemarketing is still a sh*tty practice, particularly if you've already opted out. Please don't just block them -- make a complaint to ACMA. The only way companies like AGL learn is if they get a fine. You've got to hurt them in the hip pocket.
got same just now thewy said from AGL wanted me to confirm details I said I don't give them out they hung up Said they were from the Australian Tax Office, asian call centre, asking for the old resident by name. Played along for a while, told them I was busy and needed to call them back to get their number, then informed them that the ex-resident died, and I'm actually passing their call centre details on to the local police and interpol. Hope law enforcement do something about these scumbags. Today 30 Sep 2016. They called sounded like computer talk "there is a call for you, pleas hold the line while we connect you". I just hung up. Obviously some scamming gong on. AGL telemarketers avoid The posts on this number say it is AGL. It probably is as I just got a letter from AGL telling me how I could save money with them if i add gas to an electricity account. Who needs hassling by callers - not me. So thanks to your site and the postings on it I know who called and I've added them to my Black List. I use Extreme Call Blocker it is brilliant. They have called me from this same number 5 times this week. First call was asking me to hold on while the call is connected. I didn't. Other times as soon as I get the 'pause' I hang up.
Today I didn't even answer the call but now after seeing this, I'll need to try to block the number.
Have had several missed calls from them. today I called them back.
AGL Sales, I'm with them for gas, but they're wanting me to change my electricity to them... they are persistent and really don't understand it when you say you're not interested.
These idiots ring me all hours of the day and night I'm fed up sick of it had it!!!!!! Piss off you LOOSERS omg I work hard to get a wage and come home to relax and I get pestered by fools trying to sell me something it's bad enough with the Indian idiots selling everything and their grandmother s !!!!!!! GO AWAY!! I hang up on them fast My experience is the same as many of the above, they have been calling me 3 times a day for several days, Indian girl or man claiming to be from AGL. Annoying in the extreme, they ask for personal details. If this really is AGL I'm going to swap electricity providers. Pedos It's some kind of phone system cold calling people. few rings and it moves on. If you pick up it seems to go to a call queue. I never waited for someone to talk. I just hang up.
I don't know if its AGL. But I'm with AGL for gas so I won't be surprised if its something related to them.
As I picked the call - other party refused to speak up. Call my work phone and my personal mobile straight after. No message. bit disturbing, how they even got the numbers Called me and asked to provide and confirm my personal details.. Very annoying, no matter this is a real call from AGL or not. Won't accept this approach. I asked the lady remove me from the list, today, saw a missed call from them again. Block the number. Definitely a spam, phishing call - pretending to be from AGL and asking me to confirm my address and name and DOB - then when I refused they just hung up on me!!!
28 complaints this year
35 total complaints
Anonymous on (02) 8319 0998
Sounded like a Brit. asking for someone named Kylie.
Anonymous on (02) 8317 4303
BLOODY SPAM CALLS!!! I get one a day from these guys. It's so so so annoying receiving them...
Anonymous on 0403 689 170
claim to be information victoria when i told them i am on the do not call list they hung up
TK on 0441 221 514
Recorded msg re smashing her car & car accident insurance. Scam/prank.
Dzhordzh on (07) 3361 1399
I occasionally buy tickets online, so surely that should be enough without almost daily calls to...