Complaints this year
I am quite sure this is one of many Phoenix Society numbers - they have been calling me for years trying to sell lottery tickets Beginning of year lottery, mid year, end of year etc.. Very persistent and annoying!!!!
They have called me about 12 times in the ;last few days I am a teacher and my phone keeps ringing in my desk... very annoying...same here they never answer when you call back and i am on the do not call register.
The same number has been calling me today. I've searched on the internet and found out that this number probable belongs to a dutch company for persons with psychological problems!Very weird... I have send an e-mail, hope to hear more from them!
When I try to call back this number, I get Congestion tone, which sounds a lot like busy tone, but one beep is distictively louder than the other. It may be an auto-dialing system, which, when/if you do answer, will switch you to somebody waiting to take the call. If you ring back and it rings out, it means that there is nobody there to pick up any incoming calls. The Do Not Call register is a waste of time (keeps somebody in the Govt in a job) due to "exemptions" which are permitted to call as they are deemed to be in the "public interest" (?!), as I found out when I complained about continually receiving calls from the Epilepsy Association - Once a number is registered then, apart from some limited exemptions, telemarketers and fax marketers are not permitted to call or send a fax to a number on the register. Exempt OrganisationsThe Government decided to make certain organisations operating in the public interest exempt from the prohibition on calling numbers or sending marketing faxes to numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register. These exemptions were made as the Government did not want to adversely affect the ability of these organisations to provide their valuable services to the community.The following types of organisations are exempt:" Charities Charities provide valuable services to the community and rely on various ways to raise funds to support their work including soliciting donations by telephone and fax. " Religious organisations Religious organisations provide valuable support and community services as well as moral guidance to many people in the community. " Educational institutions Educational institutions need to contact their students, or former students, to inform them of the needs of their institutions and to seek funds. " Government bodies Government bodies need to use the most effective means, including telephone and fax contact, to provide information to citizens on a range of issues. " Registered political parties, independent MPs and political candidates This exemption allows for undertaking fundraising activities, and ensuring that political communication is maintained on important public matters.
Got the same thing from this number today 14 April.
This number calls me too!! It's been happening for a couple of months now and sometimes it's every day and sometimes it's once a week. It hangs up immediately and then I call back and it rings out.
I have had 4 calls today alone and I contacted Telstra and its not a telstra listed number, probably with Optus. Honestly SOME LOSER needs to get a life.