This is not a scam. It is genuine research. Prior to the call I received a letter from the Dept of Health confirming that I had agreed to be surveyed on health matters from time to time (which is correct). It said that in the near future I would receive a call. Hence the missed call.
Everything is above board and legitimate. Nothing to be worried about. You can decline if you have changed your mind about participating.
Still spam as far as I'm concerned. I work shift work and don't like being called every week from some company wanting anything for free from me... (my time is not free and neither is theirs so they should pay people to do surveys) Edith Cowan University Research Survey Centre- unmonitored message bank. No common sense. Called me at 11.00pm on a public holiday. feedback on health care in hospital. They rang on a Saturday evening in late July, I found out later it was from Edith Cowan University in W.A. They rang again Sunday 20th August and confirmed they were from there. Research project or survey or something. Wanted to speak to an employed person. It's reassuring to find out that this is a legitimate caller and not a scammer, however, I do not appreciate receiving a business call from a stranger after 8pm. Only family is welcome to call me after dark, however, they tend not to because they know that I have young children & don't want disturbances at bedtime. ECU - if you want people to answer your calls try calling at a decent hour! Caller: Edith Cowan uni Joondalup
Got a call asking for feedback about a recent hospital visit. I’m scared of scams so I asked for their number and called in to speak to their boss. Really is all legitimate and I did the survey. No personal questions either.
Call me at 10 pm wtf My 13 yr old son just got a missed call from this number 10pm at night. Why would they be calling him? Is it something he may have signed up on? Caller: Joondalup Edith Cowan University
Called on a Sunday at 1pm. Requesting survey. The first question asking to rate my general health on a scale.
A little too personal to be asked by some stranger on a Sunday, my first day off for the week.
Caller: Edith Cowan University
CALLED AT 8.30 AT NIGHT VERY RUDE RINGING AT THAT TIME.
It's from the Edith Cowan University research centre. I asked how they got my mobile number as it is not listed & I don't give it out. they said they got it from the white pages, I'm not listed, quite rude responses over the phone when I explained this and hung up on me :) I called back number (08) 6304 4100 reached IVR for a school called Edith Cowan University. It's from the Edith Cowan University research centre - Mine was for the Department of Fisheries They hung up when I answered. There are triggers that make me suspicious, so I didn't answer. If this is legit why not leave a message? If it is computer dialling surely they have text capability. That's incorrect. I never signed up for any Dept of Health matters, nor gave consent or implied that I would participate in matters of such. They admitted to me they were randomly dialling numbers, and did not identify me by name (thus I assume they have no personal details on me). Missed a call from this number at around 8pm last night. I find it rude to call this time of night. Caller: Unsolicited caller
Called me at 8:10pm on a Monday night asking me to take a survey relating to hospitals or something. All I could say was are you for real mate, calling this late and he hung up!
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