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  • Aza
    May 23, 2012
    Unknown
    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 =)

    www.rfbaq.org
    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 ;)

    END RANT
  • 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
    Unknown
    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.
  • Hazel
    August 23, 2011
    Unknown
    Australia
    I asked them to stop calling and they did for a couple of months - they are calling again now.
  • kezz
    November 28, 2014
    Unknown
    Brisbane, Australia
    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!
  • 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.
  • Bev.
    August 26, 2014
    Telemarketer
    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????
  • Tiggy
    July 31, 2014
    Non-profit Organization
    Brisbane, Australia
    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!
  • Lynne
    July 31, 2014
    Unknown
    Brisbane, Australia
    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.
  • over being harrassed
    June 26, 2014
    Unknown
    Brisbane, Australia
    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
  • Tiggy
    June 24, 2014
    Non-profit Organization
    Brisbane, Australia
    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.
  • Chris
    June 17, 2014
    Unknown
    Albany Creek, Australia
    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.
  • pissed off
    June 16, 2014
    Non-profit Organization
    Australia
    15 calls in 2 days. Not appropriate. Blocking the number
  • William
    June 5, 2014
    Unknown
    Brisbane, Australia
    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.
  • Bev. Lee
    May 30, 2014
    Unknown
    Brisbane, Australia
    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.
  • Annie
    May 13, 2014
    Unknown
    Brisbane, Australia
    I am so sick of these calls. We are in the local fire brigade in our area and if we have a fire we have to put it out ourselves at our own expenses as we are too far away from any town firebrigade. All you are doing is turning any potential donators against you.
  • Jules
    April 22, 2014
    Unknown
    Brisbane, Australia
    If they want the donation they need to leave a message otherwise I wish they would stop calling
  • pjw
    April 2, 2014
    Unknown
    Brisbane, Australia
    received a call this afternoon from this number and it was a hangup also. Am thinking that if it is a charity, perhaps they've got one of those automated caller programs to check when someone is home.
    Given the number of these 'hangups' I have had in the last 3 days I won't be donating to any calling charities in future. Really annoying to take a call and be hung up on.
  • Lyn
    March 31, 2014
    Unknown
    Brisbane, Australia
    I understand that these people may need to ring for donations (painful as these calls are) but do they need to ring both my home number and my mobile number asking for donations!!!
    RFBAQ how about checking before you ring or get whatever system you have to pick numbers fixed..

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