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 ????
They're still at it. Same mode. My assistant manager was flat out and did the ol 'ok send some info' to get them off the phone. Now the invoices are coming, the snippet or recorded phone call was sent (where's the first few minutes of "no thanks, no thanks, not interested"??).
NO NOT PAY THEM A CENT!!! absolute scumbags, predatory selling, may they ROT IN HELL
Received a call asking for the "business owner or financial controller". I said I was the regional manager and the dude said "no problem we'll ring head office thanks" and hung up on me. Rang the number back and it rang out. I remembered reverseaustralia.com and found them out!
My staff have also been harassed by Australian Taxation Reporter about an "outstanding" invoice, for something we didn't knowingly sign-up for.
Jan (she's had cancer you know) is very insistent that even the High Court of Australia subscribes. She even emailed me a partial voice recording of my staff supposedly agreeing to the terms and conditions (whilst also talking about the weather).
I told her i'd see her in QCAT.
Receptionist thought it was the ATO first. Pushy salesperson just would not stop. To shut her up I said send the envelope 2 months ago. I still have not opened the envelope and now their credit department is demanding payment of $539 for one year. They said they have a recording of me entering into a verbal contract after the 10 day cooling off period.
Rang Office of fair trading - as telemarketing unsolicited consumer agreement - they need to have a printed contract and extends to a 3-6 months cooling off period. Link for fair trading site = http://www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au/door-to-door-sales-telemarketing.htm
I have also been tricked into a hard push would not take a breath sales pitch and was sent an envelope that I thought was a sample and now getting the harassing very pushy phone calls demanding payment for $539 a year. I did not even open their envelope.
Just rang office of fair trading. As is telemarketing and not given contract in writing or a form for me to exercise my rights for the cooling off period I have 3-6 months to cancel this "subscription" Like with details on Fair Trading web site is
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!!!!!!!!!!