I called back number (08) 6228 4013 reached voice mail for a company called Telstra Business Center. We run our own business and telemarketing calls are a real pain and time waster! Because our phones are registered as 'business lines' we cannot go on the 'do not call' register.....another pain! Most of the calls are computer generated and only connect to a sales person when you answer and hold on for quite a while.......during this pregnant pause, it is usually a good time to just hang up and forget about the call.
If private people can choose to go on a 'do not call' register, why do busy owner-operated business people have to put up with these kinds of needless interruptions that waste their precious time? Why don't we get a choice?
This number called most days and when we answered it just hangs up. Turns out (08) 6228 4013 is Telstra. If you call the number back and press "2" you can opt out of receiving the calls. Apparently it takes 30 days to process the request but fingers crossed it works! So frustrating! This number rang both my wife & self last night on our mobile numbers. When answered, there was no reply. Sounds fishy to me too.
In regards to callers on "private" numbers or overseas, I answer in my best Italian accent, telling the caller " Mr. ***** isa nota home" That gets them off the line. I also had a number of callers from solar companies, who were dispensed with by telling them " there'sa no sun here". Confused, they hang up.
They try to mislead you into thinking that they are Telstra, but they are actually an on-seller. They have limited information; if they really were Telstra, they wold know my Telstra email address from my bundled account.
They are backpackers on commission in a call centre.
I have been receiving calls from (08) 6228 4013 for the last few days and when I answer they hang up. Calls were on 16 and 22 June 2017. I have made past complaints about this number. Telstra Keeps calling and doesn't leave message. Obviously spam *I pick up phone*
Bloke: Hi, this is Richard calling from Telstra Business Centre, how are you?
Me: I'm fine, Richard, how are yo-
Very professional, Telstra Business Centre!!
Asked for balance of my account - I hung up. If they are Telstra, they should know seen the comments from others so blocked Called several times asked about account services - sounded like a school or backpacker - "no worries "good one mate" etc language
No a business services approach very wary of calls like this -
not sure of the scam
rang the number back - telstra voice message -??
Annoying spam Send an invoice to Telstra for your costs incurred. Maybe then a class action could be put together at alater time. As always ask for their number to call them back, when they wont give you one, you know its a scam, if they do give you one, cross check to Telstras website direct.
They are a scam.
They rang me but they claimed they were the Australian Tax Office,
When i asked for further information the phone went dead.
pricks when I called back datos they were from Telstra and you automatically get switched to an automated service which asks for your name and phone number and then it transfers you to a person that keeps asking if you can hear them. Called me today, when I called back it was Telstra business, they tried to tell me they had no record of calling me. I havent been a business customer for some time so getting this call did bug me a bit. they assured me it wont happen again hahahaha annoying spam
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Anonymous on 0413 901 608
Might be worth going to "A Current Affair " they seem to love stories like this ??
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