I just received a call from 0478 225 225 claiming to be from the Police Welfare Association, which he claimed is a registered charity. It is NOT a Registered Charity on the ACNC Register and I could find no evidence that such an organisation even exists at all.
This despicable guy started asking if I had children, how old they were, whether I talked to them about drug education and used the sad fact that some people do use Ice to try to get me to get me to give money to his unscrupulous scam.
I have had calls from this number and 0432 131 133... both claiming to be with the federal police association... these calls come from the company called "countrywide austral" and they are the leaders in this scam. I was stupid enough to hand over $440 for a advertisement in streetsmart magazine and they told me every child in highschool would recieve a copy and when my girl never got one i called and was then told no it is just taught to them in class.... so why the fk would i pay $440 to advertise in a book that only a teacher from each school will see!!! They use a heap of different numbers and also claim they are calling on behalf of active Ambulance, Auspol, the police streetsmart magaine!!! Their number is (03) 9937 0200 - also called austral publications. bogus I just missed a call from 0478 225 22, tried calling back and Optus advises that this number has been disconnected. neighborhood watch??? I received the same call. Caller said he was calling from the Neighbourhood Watch. When I asked which one, he said it's national. He asked me to confirm if I am the owner of my residence. He even knew my full name As above trying sell ads in a police publication. Hung up on me when I said I wouldn't buy I just received a call from the same number saying the same! They thought I was a business and they asked me to sponsor their program which was coming up in August! Said I was not a business and how did they get my number? They hung up quickly after that!!! I do donate sometimes to the blue light discos but this was definitely not them!!!
As a precaution now I never give my details to any phone up charities or other because there are just to many scammers out there now!!
This is a scam Call, no one there just background noise. Received a call around 10am but missed to picked it up. Tried to call back but number said it didn't allow incoming calls.
Lucky I read this post.
I received a call apparently from the Police association asking for donations, he sounded suss from the start of the call being a mobile number. When I said no he said righto that's nice and hung up! So as I suspected this was a scam and I've repirted is to the ACCC which I reccomend everyone does to stop these bludgers!
When you call the number back it says it doesn't accept incoming calls.
This number is a real scam : 0478 225 225 Confirming the above (SCAM) - Wife got a call from these guys, checking with police dept. who said they don't operate like that. This is a scam. They claim to be from Victoria Police and want money to fund drug education in schools. Not the first time I have had a phone call from these scammers.
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st joseph primary... on (03) 9548 4425
I called back number (03) 9548 4425 spoke to a woman who said I've reached a school called st...
I Called Back on 0435 356 107
I called back number 0435 356 107 reached voice mail but did not say for what company.
I Called Back on 0424 714 991
i called back number 0424 714 991 rang once then gets disconnected automatically.
Anonymous on (07) 4095 3740
Number seems to be disconnected
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