• Aza
    May 23, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    simply hung up after hearing my voice
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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????
  • 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.
  • Hazel
    August 23, 2011
    I asked them to stop calling and they did for a couple of months - they are calling again now.
  • Joy
    September 9, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    The person who rang on this number 54801369 today asked my mother to put CASH in an envelope and send it. That does not sound like a legitimate charity or fundraiser to me. I wish she got their address!!
  • rural firiery
    August 16, 2015
    all brigades get money from levies collected from councils fund raising unneeded
  • Correction
    August 14, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    That is completely untrue. You have no idea what you are talking about.
  • Lynette
    August 10, 2015
    Sunnybank, Australia
    Why doesn't somebody do something about these harrassing calls from telemarketers and "fundraisers". Enough.
  • Brent
    August 8, 2015
    Petrie, Australia
    If you paid any attention to the information provided you would know that charities are not included in the "Do Not Call Register"

    Number 2 of the FAQ section is as below

    2. Will registering my number stop all telemarketing calls and marketing faxes?

    No, registration won't stop all calls and faxes. Some public interest organisations (e.g. registered charities, political parties and educational institutions) can still call numbers listed on the register. This ensures these organisations can continue to provide valuable services to the community.

    If you have an existing relationship with a business, it can still contact you, but you can advise them you do not wish to receive telemarketing calls or marketing faxes from them in the future.
  • Dave O
    August 1, 2015
    Queensland, Australia
    I help my local services out and give money and time to them and worked as volunteer 40 years every telly marketer I get I ask do you do what you are doing for free or are you being paid for it by the time I Lyell them what I do they mostly hang up , but if they don't I say you could be any one . I never never never give out my card details to some one who rand me , and after having my criedt card hacked by over seas people buy online shoes I'm even more car full than be fpre I'm am never going to give out my details and you should not too cheers
  • Margaret Barrie
    July 12, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Rang 2 consecutive days. Didn't leave a message thankfully.
  • Katrina Osborne
    June 18, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Regardless of who they are or what they do , harassing people is not acceptable.
  • Anonymous
    June 18, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Chris
    May 27, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    why do they ring up and then hang up without talking? This is a standard process of a telemarker, whether they are a charity or not. And don't be fooled, those telemarketers that work for charities are usually on a $100,000 + income, depending on how much they bring in! They aren't working for free. Ask them how much they earn.
  • Jim
    April 28, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    they rang me today and hanged up
  • david
    March 27, 2015
    Brunswick, Australia
    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 .

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