Over the last week I've had over 20 calls from random numbers, and today, from this one. All saying it was an online thing I'd entered. I had a call from the Ipswich PCYC and when I asked how they'd gotten my number he said "a data collection agency". So I take from that, that our numbers have been sold! So frustrating. I just keep ignoring and adding each new number to my blocked list. Not sure if anyone else has this, but just as the phone calls started, the spam email started up again too! Just had a call from this number saying about an online comp I entered. Best solution I've heard for these calls ( I've been receiving them too, same as everyone elsewhere but will try this tactic from now on) is to make note of the number and use it when sites ask for your phone number. That way, they are calling each other. Poetic justice!
I've saved this and two (02) numbers that have been harassing me into my phone as 'telemarketer1, 2 & 3' and refer to them when I'm asked to enter my phone number.
If you have real need of the site's info, then your email should suffice. It's when they ask for a phone number that you should smell a rat. (By law, if you win a competition they need to notify by mail anyhow, so even if that million-to-one ever happens, you won't miss out by not using your mobile). Give it a go - let's start striking back! :-)
Over the last few days I have been getting random ACT, Syd & now an 07 no. 11 in total, all different no’s. I block each one but apparently they have access to hundreds of no’s to call from.
We should be able to stop these without having to physically answer the call and beg them to talk our name off all of their lists.
Ditto - keep getting calls and keep blocking them... was told if I took a short lifestyle survey could go a draw to win a million dollars !
Yeh right !!!
Called saying I entered a competition online (which I hadnt) and wanted to ask some more questions thanks .got a call from (07) 3077 9388 .glad i had this help from google.its as people have said another scam. Hi
Wondering if this worked. Did it stop you from getting calls?? Wondering ikf this woujld work for emails as well??
That is pure genius! Sensational idea! As with Sheryl, the last two weeks the calls seem to have skyrocketed and each time I add a number to the reject list another new one takes its place. Keep flicking. perhaps they will get the message eventually. After getting call after call from so many different numbers I sent an email to tell them to take my number off their call list. They said I opted in to receive calls when I went on to the following websites: PRODUCTTESTING.COM.AU (job website)
If you send an email to consumercare @ brandsofchoice.com.au
They will remove you from the calling list but can take up to 72 hours to take effect and advised me to be more aware of what information I provide and to read terms and conditions of how my information will be used.
I have received spam calls non stop for the last few weeks. I block the number and they call off a different variation. I don't bother answering, I just google the number, find sites like this and then add it to the blocked list along with the rest. LEAVE ME ALONE I’m receiving 3-10 calls a day from various numbers that are all scammers including this one. Each time it’s a different number from the eastern states and often a couple of calls in quick succession from similar numbers. Been getting several of these calls a day from 02 and 03 numbers and now getting from 07. This one even left a message...yeah right I'm going to call you back! What is the point of the Do Not Call register, this is getting beyond ridiculous. ten to 20 calls this last week. different numbers. fed up I get these calls all week and the only place i have given my number recently is commonwealth bank, im very careful who i give number out to. They along with other company's must be selling our details. Rang on my mobile. Don't answer, Missed the call was visiting my folks in a nursing home. I even registered for DO NOT CALL. And still calling another number for the blocked list. Keep on getting these nuisance calls. I am on the Do Not Call register. Harassment ??? Yes I received the same thing, online comp I entered - BULLS@#T
Whats the point of being on the DO NOT CALL REGISTER when it clearly does not work!!!
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59 total complaints
Anonymous on (02) 8007 5083
Tax office going to arrest me
Anonymous on (03) 2480 4888
I called back and got "The number you have called is not connected" message.
I Called Back on (02) 8966 5541
I called back the number (02) 8966 5541 and reached vm that did not mention the company name
Anonymous on (02) 6100 4164
Received an automated voice recording informing me that there is an imminent lawsuit against me....
Bartercard... on (07) 5661 9035
I called back the number (07) 5661 9035 and the guy on the other line said I reached Bartercard...