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 ;)
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. all brigades get money from levies collected from councils fund raising unneeded Regardless of who they are or what they do , harassing people is not acceptable. 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. Just to back this up a post from RFBAQ (Qld rural fire brigade); http://www.rfbaq.org/index.php?tgtPage=news&id=view,185 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 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????
I asked them to stop calling and they did for a couple of months - they are calling again now. Probably raising funds for more beer. WAKE UP. No one wants to donate over the phone. Try door to door. 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.
Had these guys ring me after 5 pm pain in the butts 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? 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. 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. 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. 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. Hung up when answering - waste of time for all concerned
29 complaints this year
130 total complaints
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