• Anonymous
    July 25, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Normal says "Guys, it's 100% normal for charities to regularly call up (even or especially when you already donate) and ask you if you can contribute more to a certain campaign or other. No need to flip your lid and say you're DONE with them. This is how the motherf*cking world works, mang!!!"

    Many of us who have donated do it online and do not need to be inundated by phone calls and paper mail asking for more, especially when our contact details have been passed on to third parties. When told that we prefer to receive email requests only so we can decide when and if to respond and decide how much to donate rather than being told, and our wishes are disrespected, then we have every right to "flip our lids". Furthermore, why do they not leave a message so we can respond if we miss the call? If you are expecting an important call and keep checking your phone only to find unfamiliar numbers which don't even leave a message, it adds stress and frustration to your day. Most people who receive these calls have or do donate already so how about a bit of respect instead of complaining about those who open their purses to support others?
  • I Called Back
    April 22, 2016
    Telemarketer
    Australia
    I called back number (03) 9998 9645 rang once then gets disconnected automatically.
  • Normal
    January 4, 2017
    Non-profit Organization
    Australia
    Guys, it's 100% normal for charities to regularly call up (even or especially when you already donate) and ask you if you can contribute more to a certain campaign or other. No need to flip your lid and say you're DONE with them. This is how the motherf*cking world works, mang!!!!
  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2018
    Telemarketer
    United States
    These charities are using Acceleon to find your number. Give them a call and ask to be taken off their list (03) 9670 9797
  • Shannon
    April 30, 2016
    Non-profit Organization
    Australia
    Was Greenpeace
  • Jo
    January 6, 2017
    Telemarketer
    Australia
    Just found this on the Choice website: "For-profit marketing companies like Mondail, Insight Charity Fundraising Services and 2evolve are making money from this loophole in the Do Not Call Register – it's time to clean up this mess and give consumers an option to opt out of any call that asks them for money."
    https://www.choice.com.au/shopping/consumer-rights-and-advice/your-rights/articles/nuisance-calls
  • Jo
    January 6, 2017
    Telemarketer
    Australia
    Repeated calls from this and related numbers all starting with 03-9998 [and ending with 9645, 9648, 9650, 9657, 9662]. All now blocked. No message left, hang-ups etc. obviously a call centre. A very, very persistent call centre who weirdly seem to think I might be willing to talk to them after this level of harrassment.
  • Anon
    December 12, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    Thanks to all the feedback I have just read... I have now blocked this number :)
  • Star
    July 10, 2018
    Telemarketer
    Australia
    Any phone number start with 03 9998 are the call I do not want to answer. when you answered they hung up on you. very annoying. They call me many times in a week.
  • Anonymous
    November 29, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    was wilderness society.
    I was expecting this.
  • Tommy
    October 27, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    It was a telemarketing company for Unicef.
  • Anonymous
    February 12, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    It’s a scam for sure, especially reading all the reviews. They claimed they got my info as I signed up to a Climate Change Petition on Facebook, which I don’t remember and even if I did how did they even get my number?! It’s not even on Facebook. I ended the call very shortly.
  • Anonymous
    February 11, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: (03) 9998 9645

    They called, silence, then hung up....
  • Anonymous
    February 1, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Phone rang, when I answered - silence then a hangup. Dodgy!
  • Anonymous
    January 29, 2020
    Call centre
    Australia
    Caller: Claimed to be an environmental charity

    Lectured me about climate change, although I said I understood the knew the issues. Asked for ongoing donation which I would never agree to on the phone even if I wanted to.

    Blocked them. They said they got my number via Facebook, but I don't have my number on FB. All very weird.
  • Diane
    January 18, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Luckily I missed the call.
    Did a reverse search & found this info.
    I do monthly donations to a few charities and am sick and tired if them asking for MORE money.
    I have warned a few of them and will cancel future donations to any that telephone me.
    Wasn't aware that it was a call center for numerous charities, otherwise would have done it earlier.
    Sick of the guilt trip that they try on me.
  • Anonymous
    April 1, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    I think it's a scam. It says green peace and ask for donation, to confirm they are not scammer I ask them to send details to my email, which the person respond he can't do that due to some confidentiality issue?! Hello? Green peace always send me emails on their activities, but can't do that for donation related confirmation? Sounds like scammer who pretend to be Green peace or whatever organisation they claim to be from
  • Dewi
    February 20, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Another infuriating call from an unknown caller who can't be bothered leaving a message no matter who they've disturbed/woken/interrupted or otherwise caused stress to. I'm fed up with it and have blocked the number - but I have to keep unblocking some of these nuisance numbers because of my phone's limitations.
  • Anonymous
    February 15, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    I received a call from this number too. Having read through the comments on this website and seeing that callers claimed to be calling on behalf of so many different charities: Care Australia, Greenpeace, Wilderness Society etc tells me the number belongs to for a profit marketing company. Great business model living off people's donations, much like Apple Marketing.
  • Anonymous
    November 16, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: (03) 9998 9645 Possibly for CARE Australia

    Caller claimed to be from CARE Australia to whom I donate regularly and had recently given extra. Caller persisted despite being advised that I was unable to give more. I eventually just hung up. I have written strong protest note to CARE. I hope it's just that CARE have become grossly over-enthusiastic and/or disorganised (if so my regular donations will cease if it's not fixed) and not that their database has been hacked. I have also blocked this number but they'll just use a variant so I won't respond to any 9998... calls in future.

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