I got a call from Jasmine from Melbourne Advance, clearly pre-recorded and a scam, when l asked is this a real person, they hung up on me. I can't block the number as it came up private.
Caller: Melbourne Advance
I got a private call from them and googled to see if anyone else had the same problem. Can't even block a private number!
Caller: melbourne advance
I said are you making advances at me?....Then she just hung up! hahaha got her!!!
Caller: Melbourne Advance
I think this is a variant on the property investment scam. I've been contacted before, and they want to know:
- are you under 58
- are you married
- are you working full time
- do you own your own home
If you tick all the boxes, then either they want the information to try to suck you into a 'government scheme to generate wealth' via 'tax concessions', OR they want to sell that infomation to someone else to try to suck you into a scam.
The scam is property investment - they hint at tax breaks available only if you buy property a certain way. Then they present a complete package: property, conveyancing, finances, everything done for you - plus, a ruinous fee on top of that at an extortionate interest rate.
Investment is the use of money to generate more money. Spending money to get 'a tax concession' is not investment.
Caller: Melanie of Melbourne Advance
"Private" caller ID. Annoying automated recording.. presumably selling something. Like another commentator, I have also placed a curse on the caller. (On old Arab one "May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits". That should do the trick! (Only joking .... but yer never know!).
spam Caller: (03) 9118 2048
How do you get your phone to recognise a scam call mine doesn’t come up with that ,I wish it did
Upon looking further there is a legit company called ADVANCE - website advance.com.au - this is a legit firm under BT Financial Group. However the call center rep claiming to be from Victoria is using this company name as a "campaign" name hence the campaign name cannot be traced online and neither is it a legit trading name as such. ADVANCE (BT) is based in Sydney City. Will ring them later this week to notify them of this victorian call center to see if they are affiliated in any way shape or form.
Caller: Jasmine - Melbourne Advance
I just had the exact same call. When I answered, she immediately went into her script without taking a breath. I interrupted her by asking "Is this a real person?" She paused and said "Yes". I said "Cos as soon as I answered you started talking and didn't give me a chance to speak. What exactly is Melbourne Advance?" She paused for 2 seconds and hung up.
I have a missed call from them, tried to ring them back but it is always busy. Nah! it is a scam. Called my mobile and they hung up when I did not answer, checked this site and have blocked. Did not recognise number, it came to my mobile number, so checked this site. Have now blocked, don’t need this sort of junk call right now. This is a scam call. Block the number at once. Caller: Melbourne Advance
Just got a Covid pandemic coping BOT call, female Aus accent speaking quickly w promise of $1.5K comp if participate, looked up the supposed biz name only, nothing found on google or ABN register - beware, Gov Dept should call w these types of surveys only - do not give details, could be phone scraping for info / BLOCK this no.
Received call during dinner. Didn't answer. Number now blocked. As soon as I answered call disconnected. Phone came up with potential fraud/spam Spam - don't prick up call Caller: Melbourne Advance
It's not a scam, it's a lead gen campaign for a financial advisory business. Bot asking questions under the guise of coping with pandemic. There's nothing specific enough that could be used for identity theft (are you under or over 58, do you own or rent, do you plan to sell your house). At the end it says someone will be in touch to talk about financial advisory (I guess whether you hear from them depends on what answers you gave).
This is a scam and block the number asap
Caller: Melb Advance
Woman speaking quickly about how one is coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic financially - asked if I was over or under 58 and then hung up. Reading the other experiences of people i too would say this was a Robo call.
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