Marina left both a voice message and text message on my phone saying she was calling from Pioneer Credit. She said the message was urgent. When I called she asked if I knew a person I used to work with. I later found out that she also rang other people. Marina said she got my number from a public database and appears to be from a debt collectors agency.
Similar t the other comments, woman stating her name was Marina but giving no other details left a message wanting to get in touch with someone I've never heard of that she said gave me as a reference. Obvious scammer. Like others here say, reporting these scams to the Police is the best thing to do, even though they will probably do nothing. Caller: Marina
I missed call. She left sms and said Please contact Marina as soon as possible on (08) 6214 4483 regarding an important matter. Thank you.
Caller: (08) 6214 4483
Said her was Marina Petch. Similar to all comments 'personal financial matter' that's why can't share personal information but wants me to pass on her details. Kept changing questions and answering my questions with more questions about trying to get more info about the people being called. Said she found my number from shared available data by looking up my address?? Would not give me company name everytime I asked. Harass the bitch and waste her time like she's wasting others.
Caller: Marina but not Petch she had the same surname as me.
Same as the rest of the messages asked if I knew the whereabouts of my son......She then proceeded to call my 2 neighbors and my sister.
Marina called and texted and called and texted and called and texted...you get the idea. Calling about someone else on a 'personal financial matter' and trying to track them down 'urgently'. This a scam for sure and like others, I have no idea how she got my contact details. Stay clear and don't panic, just block her numbers and don't engage her - Ever!
I think we can all collectivly agree that any unsolicited call we recieve should be treated with extreem caution Let's make it normal that you don't talk to these scamming muppets about anything.
Tips to protect your privacy (number 3 is most pertinent to this situation)
Same message received today as stated above. I've reported with my phone company and blocked the number
Caller: Mirena (08) 6214 4483
I got a call from this number asking about my uncle. My parents got the call asking about my uncle too from Mirena. I never picked up as I thought it was a scammer. But they left a voicemail
She was looking for my son Had a private personal message she urgently had to contact ....I want to know how she knew my name and mobile number
Caller: Marina P
Called to ask for a relative with same sir name .. trying to get in contact with this guy.
I missed a call from a mobile number 0428 105 108. She then left a text message "Please contact Marina as soon as possible on (08) 6214 4483 regarding an important matter. Thank you".
I called the phone number back. She said I was being recorded, that her name was Marina Pech she was from a Finance company in Perth and she was looking for a friend of mine Leica Cox. I said "you must have the wrong person I don't know a Lesha Cox." She then said my first and surname and asked if she had the correct person. I said, "that's my name, however my surname is very generic and you must have the wrong person". Very Very strange call. Blocked her numbers.
Caller: Marina Patch
Exactly as the others. A woman called Marina (when I rang back and got her voice mail it sounds like her last name is Patch) rang from this number saying she had got my number off a public data base. She was looking for someone in Mt Isa whom she thought (when queried) I might know because I live in Qld!! She said she worked for a "Finance Company" several times and when pressed said it was "Pioneer". I had never heard of the person she was looking for. VERY DODGY.
Super dodgey. Called asking for a contact of a neighbor. Mentioned an old address of mine. I asked what her company was and she said she was calling from an office in Perth. I said which company again and she said it was a financial company she couldn't disclose. I just wasted her time and said I'd get Robyn Smith to call her. She said if she didn't call her she would call me back.
Sms from Marina saying it was important. When i phoned another lady asked for my name and tbat marina would phone back. I would give me name and she was defensive. I said if its important they will call back .. dodgy and fraudulent.. do not phone !!!!! Caller: Marina
Marina wanted to talk to me about a neighbor who she mentioned by name. Dodgy
Caller: Marina from Perth
Claims to be from a finance company wanted to speak to her client and she said that Im being recorded and I said that I gave no consent to be recorded and hung up.
will proceed to report this to Police and Telecommunication Ombudsman.
Very unprofessional with message, hesistant and not articulate when I spoke to her. Requesting information about a third person, who she claimed was a client and lost details...right..so you want me to potentially help you breach the Privacy Act for information on your client that you were careless and lost their contact information? ??????? Yeah right! Perhaps u should be working off a better script!
Blocked her number finance company sounds dodgy
Caller: someone named marina called
she knew my name,phone number and address,she wanted me to pass on her number to a person in another flat next to me,when i started to ask questions she was defensive,this is the second call i have had,the first call was another woman asking about someone else in the block of flats
I called back the number (08) 6214 4483 and the guy on the other line said I reached Pioneer Credit
5 complaints this year
9 total complaints
Anonymous on (02) 4604 5096
No message left, I called them back and had an answering machine with the name of the company.
Anonymous on 0466 507 313
I don’t usually answer unknown numbers because of scammers and ex partners but this number has...
Anonymous on 0449 535 309
This number keeps ringing me and I picked up but do not speak they hang up .. I ring back and...
Anonymous on (02) 9057 1732
Smash Repairer Smeaton Grange
Lukas on +61 1261217692423
From US. Didn't pick up but clearly some sort of scam.