Watch out for these people as they are not who they say they are ..........and it is a SCAM AND THEY ARE VERY DODGY !!!!!!!!!!!!!
They ring claiming they are debt collectors for a certain company you have been associated with. In fact it is a SCAM but at first looks legitimate.........until you did further and realise.
We too have been hassled about owing money to a certain company. Only thing is we have already paid this amount. This company has obviously hacked in to the companies website that we are associated with and got all our details. Be very aware of a company called "Australian Receivables Ltd" as they are not who they say they are and are SCAMMERS and very DODGY !!!!!!!!
Got 3 voice messages on a land line for "urgent business matters" for some random person with an Asian name (not my name). I googled them and found "interesting" threads about them. This is how I dealt with them. I checked my paypal. There is no amount owing. I called the 1300 303 849 gave the reference number they left on the voice message and said (word for word) "here is the reference number ###, and I got voice message on my phone number 87xxxxxx. I've checked and I do not owe any money on PayPal. I am asking you to take my number down. If you are calling me again, I am reporting you to Australian Consumer watchdog." They took down my number and no questions about my identity was asked. So I suggest everyone deal with them this way. Got a text message from this number , supplied the number in the text to use as a reference number . They then asked to have me verify my details I would not told them I had phoned and given them the details .
They claimed there a legit company and they could not provide any details until I told them who I was even though I phoned them and supplied the details they provided.
Very dodgy I will be taking legal action against PayPal the Maurice Blackburn lawyers regarding this if anyone would like to jump on board as a class action lawsuit .
They are scam artist and not to be trusted .
legit company called Australian receivables limited.
collection on behalf of PayPal.
completely useless staff that need to be fired from a cannon into a brick wall.
I had a text message sent to my mobile asking me to call them. ARL Ltd.
Once I called, they asked me to identify myself, I gave my first name only. The response was that they obviously had the wrong number and that they'd remove it from that account. Dodgy as hell.
I received this text and called them. they are collections. The number is real, apparently I owe money to paypal. I had a negative on my account about a week ago and i paid money to it. After i received this text I looked online to see what the hell it was about. i LOGGED into my paypal account before I called them and I am on a positive balance. So I called them, taking on the info i have read here and when i spoke to the "account manager" apparently i had to provide my address and email address. Which I refused to give them without even being told how much i apparently owe, I grilled the chick on the phone to find out what it is. I gave her my surname and she asked if i was known by a nickname..I advised her (the call apparently is recorded) that I have read the text, I went on the internet to check my paypal and i DO NOT owe anything (still not aware why she called) and located some feedback regarding this text and contact number and I advised i will NOT provide her my personal details as there is no proof this is legit.. and basically hung up!
Im sick of these scam calls I am recieving from different places almost daily! I have put my number in the list do not call list and its only gotten worse!!!!!!
txt says: "Please contact Australian Receivables Ltd regarding an urgent business matter on 1300 303 849 or replay CALLME. Quote ref: xxxxxxxxxxxx"
Considering i have no debts my immediate response to them via txt was " i have no debts, piss of and scam someone else"
I do have a Paypal account however not in debt so definitely something fishy going on.
Just got a similar sms replied with
What's this all about
Nothing received or called back and after reading stuff on net blocked the number!
Definitely a scam. Don't know how they do it but they obviously know I have a paypal account and are demanding payment for an apparent outstanding debt? My paypal
was overdrawn for around 3 days ages ago. SCAMMERS!!!!!!!!!
I bought a new sim card and number and received a text three days after it was connected. So I know it's not anything to do with me. The text advises it is my last chance to stop escalation of a personal business matter. It gives a reference number and 1300 number. If this is Paypal, they have stooped to another new low. This is not how to do business. They can easy call me themselves. I know they would have in the "old days". They used to tell me I was special and send me presents. They were once a very good company! Then they sold out.
I am treating this as a scam as I cannot verify this is a legitimate company, and NO way will I give my details to a unknown entity on a cold call. The website doesn't have a contact number either.
All the calls where they have your partial details and say,"Hello is this...?" Don't even say the word "Yes" or anything like an affirmation! (e.g. Some phone company scams were recording people saying yes and using that to switch their provider.) Ask them to identify themselves, who they are, who they work for , what is the purpose of their call and for a return number to call THEM on. Then hang up, and thouroughly verify the information.
Sometimes they will say, "we cant tell you what it is about until we verify your details."
TELL THEM, " Sorry I cant help you until I verify your details."
Fair enough right? Remember it is your phone, your details and your privacy.
If you feel like it isn't right, hang up, tell someone and get some advice.
Also, I believe if they(a scammer) call three times you can report them as a "nuisance caller" to Telstra. Telstra then monitors if they call you again and if they keep calling, they will be prosecuted. Not sure of the current laws but I did this years ago, it worked.
Also, you could tell them that you are recording the call and if they don't wish to be recorded they should hang up. Most scammers will, but not all.
It is your phone. It's up to you wether you want to answer it.
They are your personal details, vigilantly protect them!
scam apparently it's a scam ARL
If I had 'A' Debt you would have sent a Snail Mail to a long standing Address !!
If it was a Actual 'Debt' I would have PAID it !!
STOP BEING A PAIN IN THE F** BUTT
Got a text from ARL saying they needed to speak to us re a matter related to paypal and to call the number above.
Given the 1 a day on 2 phones calls from paypal perhaps they have onsold the details to this mob.
I thought it was a scam at first but now I'm sure it's a case of mistaken identity.
The number they are reaching me on is on a new SIM card I don't use for phone calls. I've had it maybe two months tops. I don't even know the number!
First text I got on this SIM was an overdue reminder from WA Transport- I've never been to WA or registered anything there. The next (and only other) four were from this ARL mob, who I now know to be debt collectors.
I think they are chasing whoever owned this SIM number before me, possibly for the WA Transport debt.
If it was my debt, they'd text my actual mobile phone number, it's no secret and I've had it for a very long time.
ARL either dodgy or just very unprofessional! Googled them. The contact number on the webpage says they are currently not open??? Middle of the day but if you push 1 you can pay by credit card...... Wt..... This number is ARL Ltd and they refuse to notify you of who they are until they confirm your details. They are a collection agency for a few different companies and are known for being rude and disrespectful
10 complaints this year
11 total complaints
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