• Anonymous
    October 14, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Jasmine

    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.
  • Anonymous
    September 25, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    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!
  • Anonymous
    September 22, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: melbourne advance

    I said are you making advances at me?....Then she just hung up! hahaha got her!!!
  • Sam
    September 16, 2020
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    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.
  • Anonymous
    September 9, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    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!).
  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    spam
  • Karen
    July 17, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    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
  • Sinbad Da Saylor Man
    July 16, 2020
    Service
    Australia
    Caller: Advance

    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.
  • G.S.
    July 16, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    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.
  • Anonymous
    July 16, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    I have a missed call from them, tried to ring them back but it is always busy. Nah! it is a scam.
  • Anonymous
    July 16, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Called my mobile and they hung up when I did not answer, checked this site and have blocked.
  • Anonymous
    July 15, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    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.
  • Anonymous
    July 15, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    This is a scam call. Block the number at once.
  • Anonymous
    July 15, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    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.
  • Anonymous
    July 13, 2020
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    Received call during dinner. Didn't answer. Number now blocked.
  • Anonymous
    July 13, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    As soon as I answered call disconnected. Phone came up with potential fraud/spam
  • Khai
    July 9, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Spam - don't prick up call
  • Anonymous
    July 8, 2020
    Robocall
    Australia
    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).
  • Anonymous
    July 8, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: scam

    This is a scam and block the number asap
  • Anonymous
    July 7, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    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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