• Aza
    May 23, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    simply hung up after hearing my voice
  • Bob
    January 16, 2013
    Non-profit Organization
    Brisbane, Australia
    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 ;)

  • Mick T
    April 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    This caller (07) 5480 1369, is a scammer and they have nothing to do with the Rural Fire Brigade, or any other association, its a scam.
  • rural firiery
    August 16, 2015
    all brigades get money from levies collected from councils fund raising unneeded
  • Katrina Osborne
    June 18, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Regardless of who they are or what they do , harassing people is not acceptable.
  • Bushy Pete
    September 23, 2014
    Non-profit Organization
    Lawnton, Australia
    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.
  • Steve
    February 15, 2016
    Brisbane, Australia
    Just to back this up a post from RFBAQ (Qld rural fire brigade); http://www.rfbaq.org/index.php?tgtPage=news&id=view,185
  • Sick of it.
    February 13, 2015
    Canberra, Australia
    This is the 3rd number they have rang me from that I have now blocked. I wish the DNC register applied to charities too.
  • Bev.
    August 26, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    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????
  • Hazel
    August 23, 2011
    I asked them to stop calling and they did for a couple of months - they are calling again now.
  • Tom in Brisbane
    February 5, 2016
    Non-profit Organization
    Sydney, Australia
    Probably raising funds for more beer. WAKE UP. No one wants to donate over the phone. Try door to door.
  • Barb
    September 26, 2012
    Non-profit Organization
    Canberra, Australia
    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.
  • Phillip
    April 30, 2012
    Toowoomba, Australia
    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.
  • Unhappy person
    July 13, 2016
    Eatons Hill, Australia
    Had these guys ring me after 5 pm pain in the butts
  • Sandman
    July 11, 2016
    Brisbane, Australia
    What gets me about all these scam calls is that they are known, yet go on for years stealing money from innocent people and not one thing is ever done about it - no traces, no warrants to get the address, not a thing. The only thing is a warning on the RFB site showing the exact number as being a scammer. Since it is then known, why is it still in use? If these people were so dead again scammers, how could this number still be calling after 2 years or more of being found out?
  • Ron
    June 30, 2016
    Brisbane, Australia
    Just had call at 7pm. This is not from rural fire brigade it is a scam as per the rural fire bridges own website. This number is pretending to be selling tickets in there fundraising however you never get the tickets. Lesson. Don't give your credit card to anyone over the phone ask for a brochure to be sent out or after the call check out the light webpage.
  • Joe Toowoomba
    June 30, 2016
    Kallangur, Australia
    They are still at it. Why would anyone give their credit card details to a complete stranger on the other end of the line. People wonder why they get ripped off.
  • Guppy
    June 29, 2016
    Toowoomba, Australia
    I received multiple calls on my mobile. When I get one like that I simple enter the number as a contact under a heading of F*%king Scammer or similar so that when they try again I know not to accept the call.
  • jimmyB
    June 21, 2016
    Eight Mile Plains, Australia
    If its' the RFB, it'd be nice if they said something after I've stopped my noisy machinery and dug out my phone from under my winter woolies to answer their their call.
  • Paul
    June 14, 2016
    Non-profit Organization
    Victoria Point, Australia
    Hung up when answering - waste of time for all concerned

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