Complaints this year
(07) 5503 4333 is another number as well as (07) 5503 4389 (07) 5503 4350 & (07) 5503 4355 that sales people or the formidable 'Jan' from the Australian Taxation Reporter uses to push people into supposed free tax info that turns into an expensive subscription then continually call & intimidate for payment. They call about twice a year & very convincingly try to make you feel obliged to receive their info as though they work for the ATO & it you must receive ot 'or else'! They cannot force you into anything. Do not accept their offers. The information is very general & useless if you have an accountant already.
Just hang up. Don't waste a word.
Pushy, worthless "tax reporting".
Why can't businesses join the 'do not call' register ????
I got a call from paulette trying to sell me some tax reports which i declined, i called back straight away as i wanted to check if it was a scam, no answer on multiple call attempts to 5503 4333 which is strange to start with.
i called another one of their other numbers listed here 55034350, she told me paulette was on another call and asked for the website address which is http://www.taxreporter.com.au/
Lookee here - again - I have told them NOT to call me. Take me off the register, whatever....
Oh lookee here, here I am again.....!! I will now just hang up on this one now too....
Called again - makes it sound very official and important.... must make some employees wonder what their employers are up to. The first time they rang I though there may have been a problem, but then I came here and see what it REALLY is....
So is this my third, fourth or fifth complaint in a row???
If I keep complaining as much as they keep ringing - is that going to make a difference????
Looking at this, I have been called a number of times today!
This Jan lady is quite funny actually, rang my personal number asking for the buisness rep(im just the account manager), i told her they were unavailable at the moment and that the number she rang was my personal number, she said thats strange, this is the only number associated with the buisness.. which i know for a fact is bull.. she then asked me for company details, wich i told her if she was a part of the ato she should have them, she got feisty with me and i asked her for a contact number, little did she know i had the number that she rang her, then she said i dont give out my personal details.. couldnt help but laugh.. such a scam!! dont fall for it!!
Hi Scammer - Which is the best group to report ATR to?? I tried consumer affairs & I didnt have enough proof for them to file a report so I urge all to document/record as much information on this harassment as possible.
This is definalty a scam i work for the ATO and got this call. I know we arent doing this... Report report report people so we can catch them thanks.
No Dan, there is no formal agreement & you are not required to pay ATR at all. Unfortunately you will just have to put up with Jan's agressive phone calls demanding payment. If you have Caller ID it's easier not to answer any of the numbers listed on these pages as she is quite unreasonable & will talk over you. If not just hang up. I had this issue a year ago and refused to pay for a product I neither asked for or wanted and after much arguing I dont receive any calls now. I just wish there was a way to stop ATR conducting business in this unscrupulous manner
Received a call on 1 March 2013 and they were trying to sell tax support. Useless and annoying.
Hi, i just read your comment and i recieved the exact same call saying i have to pay $539 as my cooling off period had expired? do you know if this is true? thanks dan.
MY HUSBAND AND I RECEIVED THE SAME CALL FROM THE SAME RUDE ARROGANT LYING PERSON CALLED US TODAY WHO ACTUALLY TRIED TO TELL US SHE WAS WITH THE ATO! I REPORTERED THEM TO THE ATO COMPLAAINTS LINE.WHAT A SCAM AND HOW DARE THEY TRY MARKETING US USING A GOVERNMENT OFFICE TITLE!!!!!!!!CALL THE AURTHORITIES.GET THE DETAILS AND REPORT THEM!!!!!!!!!!
Just received a call and thought I'd check out the number on this webpade as I have just agreed to look at their information...now I'm scared! Had Sensis sign me up to an agreement I didn't want and then try and get money off me instantly. Now it looks like yet another scammer out there. It's sad that you can't trust talking to anyone over the phone anymore and businesses are just trying to bully hard working people into paying out their hard earned dollars!
I have had this same problem with the ATR. I just got off the phone to them, I was STUPID enough to let them send me something to "look at", which I believed to be samples. I was told that if I didnt like them is all they asked is they send them back. I was cleaning up my desk and I found them and I was about to send them back. They called me today and asked me what i thought and i told them it wasnt something I wanted to subscribe to and i would send the items back. The lady was VERY PUSHY with me and told me that they were due back by the 25th January and I would have to pay the subsciption. I told her that I would look into it. NOT HAPPY. Bloody Scams! Can they really put me on a subscription from a phone call? Don't I need to sign something etc etc. She reckons that the recording of me agreeing them to send something out is enough. its $539 a year!!!!
Just received the call. Sounded obviously like a misrepresentation of the ATO and she got a quick shift. She was still babbling on when I hung up. I'm in Sydney and very dubious of calls from (07) being a Qld prefix. Not the first call, last week they were pretending to represent my local LJ Hooker real estate LOL.
This is an absolute joke. Jan has the most awful disgusting attitude I have ever come across with someone trying to sell products or services on the phone. Their information is ABSOLUTELY useless. She is extremely pushy and will not take NO for an answer. Do not let her "trick" you - she pretends to be from the ATO.