I answered this number and, after a typical pause of someone targeting many numbers at once, the caller asked to speak to an unknown person/s (Mr or Mrs ...). I said, "No. Please remove this number from your list". I was asked, "Why?" to which I replied, "Because you do not know who this number belongs to, and I have not given you permission to use this number to call me." He persisted, insolently asking, "So, just because I don't know the right name, I should not call this number? Why?" I said, "Because you do not know who I am, and I have not given you permission to call this number ..." He hung up before I was able to tell him I would report him for breach of the Do Not Call register. how do you block a home number please I have now managed to block this number on my home phone so it will only ring twice then the phone handset will hang up on caller! Look at the phone you are using and find "block number" to stop being harassed by these scammers. Yep, Indian calling, introduced himself as John (LOL) and asked if I had any solar panels. Told him that I live in a cave and only have candles, pedal power generator and I cook on fire.
He thanked me and said "have a good day" and sounded just like Apu from "The Simpsons". Brought a tear to my eye.
I'm on DNC register as well, but have a suspicion that this info was sold to them by some rogue workers from telco.
Man just phoned me 1.50pm saturday and greeted me by my name (How are you Mr ....?). He then stated he was calling about solar rebate scheme; asked if I have panels - i replied "That's none of your business and I'm on the do not call register. To which he hung up. I don't bother answering any calls anymore. The answering machine answers with "please leave a message. Telemarketers this number is on the DNC register". I figure if the call is important they will leave a message and I can return the call. No one leaves a message and they don't call back. Saves wasting my time running to the phone and getting stressed out with those annoying telemarketers. It has done the trick though. It also seems I'm paying phone rental costs to accommodate the telemarketers to carry out their business. Not happy. A number of people have posted here, being indignant that they are getting calls from this because they are on the DNC Register - Just to be clear, this is a foreign scam - there aren't any solar panel rebates like they say are being offered. Being a foreign enterprise, they can ignore the DNC to their hearts content. they are probably using a VOIP Dialer, which is masking the Caller ID, so it shows up as an Aussie NUmber, not an Indian one (easy to do). reporting them to DNC will do nothing - DNC has no control over this type of call/scam - only domestic ones. Some dirty filthy Indian mongrel who called me by my name. The curry muncher wanted to know if I had solar power. I said " I have two words to say to you f**k off" and hung up. Why are these calls getting through when I am on the Do Not Call Register? Obviously this register is useless! dirty little scum of the earth INDIANS should f*ck off!! Just another scammer calling about Solar Power etc, don't bother Had hung up by the time I got to the phone so decided to use the reverse number site to find these comments. We are also on the Do Not Call Register which is less than useless. Have now blocked this number The phone had rung 3 times throughout the day 4th time I had to get out of my sick bed to get the phone, little did i realise it was a scammer when i grabbed the phone. The guy ask how I was I said Im sick what do you want, then him and his mates started pretending to make vomit noises down the phone, then laughed and hung up. I was furious so I rang back and advised that I was not impressed about the treatment I had just recieved and when I got back to work I would be looking up there number as I work in telecommunications and that I would be ringing their telecommunication provider and playing back the tape of what they did. (i didn't tape it, but they don't know that) No more calls I still live with my parents and this number called me asking if my parents were home and how old I was (at the time I didn't know why he was calling so I said a different age) to which he responded by asking if I was the daughter of the household and when I asked why he wanted to know this information, he hung up. To Lee - how do you block a home number please
If you want to block nuisance calls like this one, you have the option of buying a phone from a Telstra Shop that can do this, it is called the Telstra Call Guardian 301. Google it or look on eBay. Other devices such as Fritz!Box modem router also have extensive call blocking features.
My phone blocked this persistent scammer today.
spam Spam yes Libby Sunny Coast, I would like to know how you blocked this call as well...when i asked him who the hell he was he called me 'idiot woman' and hung up!!.. This number has called mine.
I have a simple method for dealing with telemarketers and scams:
"Hi! You've called <insert local police station name here>. All of our Officers are currently tending to other calls and will be with you shortly. All calls to this number are monitored, recorded & traced for security purposes. If this matter is urgent, please call <insert name of station's sergeant here> on <insert station's phone number here> or stay on the line. Thank you!"
In the rare occasion when i've failed to use this message, it's not completely irretrievable as, i will then follow with:
"Are you aware that the telephone number you have dialed leads to a police station? Are you aware that it is a criminal offence, punishable by imprisonment a fine, for making a false call to the police? Are you aware that you personally can be punished and, extradited from your country of origin to serve your term of imprisonment?"
Most often, i don't even make it half way through either of those messages before they hang up.
The beautiful thing is, there is no way for them to know whether they have indeed called a police station or not and, whether they are, in fact, having their call traced.
I was advised to do this by a sergeant in the federal police. He routinely diverted his home phone to his office so that all calls could be easily traced. He told me that a number of times the details of the calls were passed on to the international cyber unit where they then led the local authorities to make arrests and, the prison terms may often be a lot more severe in some countries of these origins for making scam calls to an international police force.
Just clarify two last things though:
The Do Not Call Register simply serves as a means to filter out legitimate unsolicited calls. It cannot and, will not, be able to stop illegitimate. It is simply a list of names and numbers after-all.
If you do experience regular and frequent scam and/or nuisance calls, contact your telecommunications provider and request that your number be flagged to record incoming caller IDs. When you then receive a scam/nuisance call, simply leave the phone off the hook (don't replace it) and call your provider on another telephone and request them to trace the call. That number will then be registered as a nuisance caller and, the number will be sent a warning notice. If it continues, their service will be stopped.
Good luck, have fun and, remember don't get angry - rip them a new one instead!
just got a phone call > (08) 6245 0477 from a foreign ( HARD TO INTERPRET HONESTLY) voice at "4;45pm" today . Seemed rather threatening ? hope i have helped other people out by telling you this ? ( just in case it happens to someone else) It is either a "prank Call"
or 'Unknown Malicious Threat" ?
As others I received a call asking about solar rebate scheme..... I think they were just wanting me to say 'yes' so they could record my voice saying yes and then scam me for money. I asked lots of questions back as to what company she was from etc ...the line went dead!
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Misty on (02) 8007 6897
They rang my mb Selling solar. Very rude female. My mb is private so I asked where they got my no...
Balwinder on 0488 936 262
n saturday around 12:16 pm i received a call from a person who was saying that he is speaking...
na on 0411 936 000
called me at 1:30am this morning, no message but before that an international number came up
Anonymous on (02) 8520 4010
spam callers ignore these a**holes
Cath on (03) 8633 7980
Called to say someone had cancelled my account. Would not give details so I hung up.