This company is a subcontractor for PayPal. I didn’t realise my account was in the negative. It had bee for about 2 months. Then I got quite a few SMS from ARL saying we tried to call you and call us back. However, because I never had any missed calls I thought this was a hoax and never called them. Then I received a litter in the mail from ARL saying they a debt collectors for PayPal. I still didn’t reply to them because I have since rectified the negative balance with PayPal. I received a call from a private number, and when I asked who ARL is, was told they're acting on PayPal's behalf. To identify me, the caller asked for my login email which I didn't give her, explaining that I do not provide personal details to callers from unlisted numbers, and requested a reference number and their phone number - this one. When I called, I was transferred three times with a message that each voice mailbox is full, or that the extension doesn't use the service(?) I checked my Paypal account, and it's in the positive, although, about a week ago it was in the minus $49.00. I checked the company details at ASIC (they have been registered since 2003), and I checked their website at WhoIs - definitely a legitimate company, however, with highly questionable operating procedures. Two Victorian women took legal action against them in 2012 for harassment. Obviously they have details of Paypal accounts that have been overdrawn at some stage and use that to Scam you SCAM what company would leave a text message if they want money I owe no one and not chasing anyone for money 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!!!!!!
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!
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. 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
3 complaints this year
38 total complaints
Anonymous on (02) 8459 4771
Put a quote enquiry online but specified DID NOT want a call or any further contact.
Anonymous on (02) 8917 0032
Answered and they hung up.. I didn't call back, let them waste their money calling me, I am not...
Anonymous on 0422 025 748
rang and tried to tell me someone was using my internet and he could fix it for me told him to...
Anonymous on (08) 9364 6327
I have no idea who "Alpha, L P" is but the address given above is Applecross Post Office :-)
Anon on 0428 179 707
Gumtree Scammer --- feel free to give her a ring back :)))