Hi all, I think this information will be useful for people dealing with arl. I have been a debt collector for another company for years, I recently had a dispute with PayPal due to a charge back that I refused to pay, these PayPal account cannot be listed as a default (mark against your credit file) if this were to happen ARL would have to send you what is a called a section 6Q and then wait 30 days and issue you with a section 21D you then have 14 days before the account can be listed on your credit file. (As I said this cannot happen) if your balance is under 1K they will not commence legal action because they will spend more money trying to recoup the debt than the debts worth itself. Literally all they can do is call you twice a week in QLD and 3 times a week in all other states, these are what you call “unsolicited contacts”, a collection agency cannot go above there contact count, if they are caught doing so the best thing to do would be taking it to “FOS” (financial ombudsman service) or he ACCC, do not make payment towards these accounts or acknowledge the debt in writing (every time you make payment it resets the statue barred period (6 years) if you make a payment of $1 on the 5th year it would them reset the statue Barr period for another 6 Year’s allowing the collection agency to actively collect on the account for that 6 year period. ARL is a fully legit company, all though they do not own these accounts they collect on behalf of PayPal. Happy collecting ARL :) 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 !!!!!!!!
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 got this text message below:
ARL; We tried calling you but could not get through. Please call 1300 303 849 OR reply CALLME and we will attempt to call you back today.Quote Ref DN105200137
I had no missed calls, so no one tried to call me. I didn’t know who this company is, so I didn’t call them. I have no debts.
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 .
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.
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. 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 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.
Got a text message stating last chance to stop escalation of personal business matter - so called the number as this was first message ever received, they asked me to confirm personal details, when I asked what it was regarding they said either confirm personal information or they will take me to court - seriously, take me to court, I don't have any clear what this is about. Caller: Debt Collector
Received this text today:
“Please contact ARL on 1300 303 849 OR reply CALLME. We are now offering a reduced balance offer on Ref DN102853405. This offer is valid for the next 48hours.”
Called the number and spoke to a guy who asked me what my full name was, residential address and email. I gave him the details but he had a different address and email on file. He asked if I had lived anywhere else and if I had another email, I answered no to both. He asked if I was ‘sure’, to which I said yes.
He told me to contact PayPal to discuss further but I told him I don’t have a PayPal account.
Ended the call.
I get texts every few days and calls from a private number. I yelled at one of them as I'm sick and tired of their
bull£$it crap. I don't even have a PayPal account. I hope some poor naive person doesn't not get scammed from these a-holes. Texts look ok real but for goodness sakes if it was urgent a proper call would be put out. Makes you question every call/text you get these days
I received this message
This is your last chance to stop escalation of a personal business matter, please call ARL for assistance on 1300 303 849 or reply CALLME with Ref number.
its a fake and try to get someone's personal details to rip them off later on.
Two text messages, the first requesting I call them, the second 'warning' me I had to pay to stop matter escalating. Now, a letter requesting payment of $593.10. I did become overdrawn on my PayPal account, but this was rectified many weeks ago. I was contacted yesterday by My heritage...who I paid using PayPal for a DNA test last year. My heritage informed me that hackers had stolen the PayPal details of a very large number of clients, including mine, and this is obviously where this scam comes from, as I owe PayPal nothing. Beware!
Caller: Australian Receivables Ltd
NOT a scam. They are debt collectors - it may be that your PayPal account is negative for some reason (chargebacks or similar), or it may be that you're overdue on an energy or phone bill. They have many clients they collect for - not just PayPal. Receiving a random text to call a company you never heard of does seem fishy! But make the call, get it sorted before it gets escalated.
I got the below SMS from 0408 459 220 today.
Please contact Australian Receivables Ltd regarding an urgent business matter on 1300 303 849 or reply CALLME. Quote Ref DN105532018.
After reading some comments here, I decided not to call them. I don't have any debt.
Received a very legitimate looking text message that read "Please contact Australian Receivables Ltd regarding an urgent business matter on 1300 303 849 or reply CALLME. Quote Ref DN105414357". Lucky I googled this before I replied.
Definately beware of these people!
I literally got the same thing today - though a different reference number. I don't owe Paypal anything. This is your last chance to stop escalation of a personal business matter, please call ARL for assistance on 1300 303 849 or reply CALLME Ref DN104102209 I used to receive 2-3 calls per day from this excuse for a company and as with all the other annoyed people refused to give any personal information.
Then I received a letter in the post demanding $470.00 or they would escalate the matter through the courts. 2 days later I received an email with the same demand. Their client is PayPal and I have only ever used PayPal to pay for items purchased and have never had any monies held in the PayPal account so always a zero balance. I rang them and quoted their reference number and advised them that if I received any further nuisance contact I would involve the Federal Police via my local CIB.
I rang the local CIB to lodge a complaint anyway and have not heard back from them.
Great country we live in!
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