18 complaints this year
95 total complaints
simply hung up after hearing my voice People, people... gosh! Take a deep breath =)
Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland - they raise funds for all the volunteer rural fire fighters throughout Qld.
Why? Because, unlike every other state in Australia, the Qld Govt does not fully fund the rural fire brigade. The only way the bush firies can get money to pay for trucks, fuel, safety equipment etc etc is to FUND RAISE.
See those blokes out there on Christmas Day battling enormous bushfires? They're not getting paid for that. That truck they're driving? They had to raise most of the money for that themselves. The fuel that they put in it? Probably came out of their own pockets.
FYI!!! Charities are exempt from the Government Do Not Call Register. If you don't want them to call, just *ask* them. They'll take you off their lists...
And if you don't want charities to every ring you, why not get stuck into the Government for not fully funding essential services, rather than take it out on someone wanting to help their community ;)
Seeing as I live in FNQ - I would prefer to donate to my local fire brigade and not the fire brigade in SEQLD. And even in saying that, why does this charity - out of all the other charities - do they constantly phone and then hang-up? I've tried contacting them to say I do not want to donate to them and all goes quiet for a few months but then the constant harrasment of calls start up again. If this is a legit charity - use a better (and friendlier) call service to ask for donations. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar ... as they say. We gave them a donation once. The local Bush Fire Brigade is the ones that I suport.
We told them not to bother phoning us, because they would not arrive if we had a fire. The local Brigade would.
I asked them to stop calling and they did for a couple of months - they are calling again now. 7:10 pm friday night get phone call from rural fire brigade asking for money ..I enquire about how they got my number .woman tells me that they bought my number from a numbers broker but is unable to advise which company this is .How can someone I don't know sell my unlisted phone number . While I do support the work of the Rural Fire Brigades and have donated in the past (not over the phone), the rentless calls and harrasment from these people just a turn-off and makes you not want to donate. And how do I know they are who they say. They are very aggressive so now just ignore the number I understand that this may well be the rural fire brigade needing urgent funds but surely they have to understand that people have busy lives and do not want to be running to the phone all the time....maybe they better find a better and more effective way to raise the money they need!
I appreciate what these people out fighting fires as volunteers do....just not the time wasting calls.
This is the 3rd number they have rang me from that I have now blocked. I wish the DNC register applied to charities too. I have asked charties such as red cross, save the children, and the heart foundation, to name a few, to take my name off there call list several times and they still continue to call, the should be on the do not call register too!! but I agree the governmet should help them more so they don't have to be wasting money calling people for money! Have just talked to the nice lady at the RFB headquarter on (07) 4580 1300 and she has taken me off their call list. It is the brigade doing their own fundraising, but the system they purchased has problems. They are changing to a new system shortly and hopefully this will get rid of the "overload calls" where no operator is ready to talk when the computer dials. She understands that I would rather help the local brigade with practical assistance and/or buy meat tray raffle tickets at the local pub to assist with fundraising as it is face to face. I have my mobile phone number on "DO NOT CALL REGISTER" Does this not matter at all????? I have heaps of calls from (07) 5512 7800 and (07) 5480 1369.
As far as I know they are not a CHARITY and I don not want to receive their calls. What is a food manufacturing business making cold calls for????
You are like all the rest....couldn't careless about peoples privacy , just continue to annoy with these stupid phone calls where no one speaks.
Perhaps the brigade should be done away with as like the police you're never around when wanted.
People are good hearted and do donate their hard earned cash but get fed up when they see this money being squandered on these silly calls!
I have requested to have number removed from the register...to no avail!
I am fed up of answering the phone, getting no reponse except after a few seconds the 'click' of the caller hanging up!!
I called this number and had an automated voice directing me to call (07) 5480 5130. I then called the number given and spoke to an appolgetic lady who informed me there must be a 'time lag'. I told her I thought it strange to have such calls as I don't have any problem except sometimes with overseas calls.
Reading these blogs here there seems to be a lot of others with the same 'time lag'!
I have requested my number to be removed from their system of which I was assured she was doing so as we chatted and if there are any future calls I will be reffering it to my MP. This stupid system I find very exasperating!
I will not donate over the phone! How do I know these people are who they say they are.
If you give any of these so called charities money they will pass your number on to every other beggar out there don't do it your phone will ring non stop. I donated to the police once they gave my number to the ses, fire brigade, life savers too many to remember but three calls a day every day for a year now these clowns are ringing again. NEVER AGAIN, blocked I certainly will not make a donation over the phone, how do I know it is who they say they are. I donate to my local organisation when I want to and not from begging phone calls. These people like the Red Cross and RSPCA should be ashamed of themselves for utalising good hearted peoples donations this way!!
And as for asking these people to take me off their calling register, it is simply ignored.
Maybe it is some smart telemarketer earning lots of money somehow making it appear that they have reached so many people and earning great bonuses at our frustration, calls came in every day at 10:30 for a week, then following week 12:30. It is a shame I just can't get a voice on the other end because the hang up is very well timed, and to tell them thank you we have in the past kindly donated but choose to vary our charities , so please stop. 15 calls in 2 days. Not appropriate. Blocking the number I screen all unknown callers through my answering machine and when this number called earlier today, all I could hear was a lot of talking and laughter from a number of people in the background. If this is indeed a charity, they certainly appear to waste a lot of time mucking about instead of doing what they're paid to do. The Rural Fire Brigades should be fully funded, but instead use volunteers who put their lives at risk out of the goodness of their hearts!
They shouldn't have to ring around asking for money.