Complaints this year
I had a call from (03) 9564 5200 and as soon I answered it they hung up. I called back that number to find out its some market research company. Cost me $1.50 please dont call that number back
I had a missed call from this number today. My home phone has a function that allows me to block calls from my missed call listings. This works much better than the "do not call register"
maybe instead of doing this you could jump on the QLD health dept website which does say they are currently doing research!
not to mention a govt dept is'nt going to be calling you themselves haha they contract social research companies to do it for them and that company just so happens to be in melbourne :)
so no, its not a scam. we cant exactly steal your money buy asking about your diet or general health and well being :) so calm down and maybe just help out?
1. This number is for Colmar Brunton/Your Source Research. They are a legitimate research company that do in house paid product testing as well as over the phone surveys for various organisations, including several Government departments.
2. There is no 'scam.' The Queensland Department of Health, for example, commissions Your Source to randomly call residents in QLD to conduct Health & Lifestyle surveys. Many banks commissions them to call customers on their behalf to complete customer feedback/satisfaction surveys.
3. Market/Social/Gov. Research is EXEMPT from the Do Not Call Register. The Register is for Telemarketers (people trying to sell you something). Researchers can legally call ANYONE from 9-8:30 weekdays and 9-5 weekends. Numbers are randomly generated by a computer, i.e. having a private number means exactly nothing. Again, this is really annoying, but legal.
4. As for the calling and hanging up. Well, I used to work there when I was a student and it's pretty much all young people and students there, because let's face it, it's a sh*tty job and only a broke Uni student would do it. It must be terribly frustrating to be called and hung up on but honestly when you've been calling people and getting rejected all day, every so often you can't be bothered and you hang up on someone. Especially if the 'hello' sounds unfriendly, suspicious, extremely old, etc.
Sorry to the countless strangers that I may have hung up on in the past, but working in a call centre was punishment enough, so let's just call it even.
They called me half an hour ago. No-one on the phone but what sounded like a recording device. They had better not call again.
Have had 11 missed calls from this number over the last week... and like everyone else when you ring back it starts ringing.
i to am sick of the phone call which happens every nite i to went to ring back as soon as it started to ring i hung up
Very unhappy am on the do not call register - Your source market research keep calling and as soon as I answer hang up. I have NOT signed up to do market research! Tried to call them back but number says no room to leave a message - am going to take this further if it doesnt stop
Numerous calls this week per day......I have missed the calls and just googled the number before returning their call. Thinking it maybe important! But Guess what - I will not return your call!!
I've been getting several of these calls, no messages. I guess what most people on here are pointing out is that they are unclear how this market research company got their number given they're on the do not call register.
It's not about helping out or not - if someone rang and genuinely wanted to conduct research they would leave a message and not ring for 2 weeks at least 2x per day DURING THE DAY!!!
I have a contact called Marketing in my mobile phone contact list. This number just got added to it. So when it rings again I see Marketing and ignore or hit the red button. Simple. Never need to answer the call again. My Marketing contact has about 35 numbers in it now!
I had a call from this number few minutes ago.
Stating they were from qld health. ( isn't this a nsw number? )
They asked to talk to someone who was 16/17 years old that lives in household.
All gov numbers are all withheld
Scam scam scam.
I got I phone call from this number last night. I male said he was from Queensland health and wanted to speak to me about improving my health. I said: I don't want to speak to you. Apparetnly there was no scripted answer to that and he hung up.
Got one of these today they tried to call me twice.
On the register and still they continue to call
Asked to be taken off list. I will complain if they do not oblige.
I have missed calls from this number but I know who they are. They are a market research company that is connected with Colmar Brunton. They call me because I have registered with them. They are a genuine company. I have taken part in some research they have done and have been compensated for the time I gave them (i.e. they paid me to participate in their research).
Just received a call from this number.
The female that spoke to me stated that she was from the Australian Tax Office and that she wanted to know what we do with our fuel tax credits.
I informed her that we use an accountant, she then asked to speak to them and I said it is farmed out.
She then hung up.
I keep getting calls from this number and they are hanging up when i answer, thanks for everyone's comments otherwise i would be calling them back and it would have cost me.
I get called 2-3 times a week by this number