I don’t answer landline calls I cannot identify. Checked Reverse AU nothing.
So I called the number, it’s some fundraising org, I didn’t hang around to find out more.
(03) 9006 0157. They have a range of other numbers too: (03) 9006 0155, (03) 9006 0158 and probably more.
The Charity Fundraising Specialists - Apple Marketing Group. Known scammers. Be very cautious.
Here's their link:
NEVER give your details to these scammers.
Why doesn't Australia protect it's citizens against these low lifes?
Caller: Probably Apple Marketing again
We receive so many of these calls, that we no longer answer the phone unless we know the number.
With this said, I had to come up with a system that allows legitimate callers to leave a message in case their number isn't stored in my phone, but at the same time, without using my real voice, as the recording of my voice can be used to apply for loans or any other scam, so this is what I did.
Using the google translate app, I selected "English" as the spoken language and entered the following text...Hello, as we receive scam calls all day, we do not answer private or unknown numbers. If your calling from such a number or any number for a legitimate reason, please leave your name and a contact number and well return your call as soon as possible, as we may not be currently available. Thank you.
After entering this text, I clicked on "Speak" (Within the google translate app) and hit "Record Greeting" on my answering machine.
So now, I just let the machine answer all unknown calls and if they leave a message, I'll call back.
As far as I'm concerned, if the call is important, they WILL leave a message.
You will however get some stubborn people who persist calling with a private number, but refuse to leave a message. These people should be lobotomised, as they are of no use to decent society due to the fact that they are incapable of following basic instruction.
Picked up finally after them calling me everyday an Australian woman said shes from the heart foundation and asked if im over the age over 18? I replied yes and she said “oh okay” then hung up?? Apple marketing. Fundraising company. Tried to coax out my credit card number. Calling most days around either 11am or 2pm. We are on the Do Not Call register it makes no difference. Called off 90060157 - they have called me a couple of times but I ended up blocking their number yesterday... I just got another call from them this morning from that same number. I blocked it do don't know how that can happen! i didnt answer the phone, but my phone setting automatically detect it as Potential Fraud and hence i left it rang out.
out of curiousity, i checked online. bam. 95 complaints. guess it is just another charity call or funeral insurance stuff.
I gather it was Apple Marketing from notices above but I have blocked them using Mr Number App, so hoping they give up soon. I also put the message noted by Solution above on my answer phone so hope the Politicians get the message when they start calling Constantly getting calls from this Melbourne area code, never any message and never answer, just hoping they go away. so frustrating as I work as a counsellor and have to keep phone on silent. They usually call about 2-3pm. Stop calling me Caller: Apple Marketing Group
My phone & anti-spyware always tell me when 'suspected spam' is calling so I never ever pick up. This time the caller was identified as 'suspected spam' from 'Apple Marketing Group' I recommend everyone purchase anti-spyware for your phones. It is really worth it, so many Australian phone numbers have been harvested from all sorts of legitimate businesses, and we are at the mercy of spammers and scammers purchasing our data to use for their financial gain.
Rang just after 2.30 on Monday afternoon.I picked up & didn't say anything because I expected it was a scam call since I did not know the number & it was an 03 number.They didn't say anything & just hung up. Caller: Salvation Army lady
A lady called, said she was from the Salvation Army asking me to go door knocking to help with the cause. I told her several times I was busy with work but she was very persistent. She stated my full name, address, email address & I believed she was genuine. Now I’m worried reading these comments though I didn’t tell her anything else besides what she’s already known.
I called the number and the recording said they were "the charity fundraising specialist"! They are now blocked from my phone. They claim to be a charity so they dodge the DO NOT CALL register. c*nts Another pest. SPAM - never leave a voicemail. Caller: (03) 9006 0157
This number rang my mobile phone and as it is not a familiar number to me, I declined the incoming call as well as blocking it.
71 complaints this year
106 total complaints
I Called Back on 0499 771 937
I called back the number 0499 771 937 and reached vm that did not mention the company name
I Called Back on (03) 8518 6145
I called back the number (03) 8518 6145 and reached vm that did not mention the company name
I Called Back on (02) 8116 4855
I called back the number (02) 8116 4855 and reached vm that did not mention the company name
Bupa Dental on (07) 5444 7100
I called back number (07) 5444 7100 spoke to a woman who said I've reached Bupa Dental.
I Called Back on (03) 9584 9288
I called back number (03) 9584 9288 rang once then gets disconnected automatically.