Tell them nothing. Starting a fresh investigation as I've been harassed by a mobile number for the last 2 weeks, I gave the phone to my mum to answer as I was busy getting ready for work. The first person she spoke with a gentleman going by the name of Nathan, to speak with me for a business matter & gave her a REF # & a 1300 722 974 # when I was to call back.
After researching the name of the company as I've never heard of them before, I was right with my suspicion that they are a scam.. I called the mobile number back & he answered the phone with ....Is this Vanessa?
Instantly I thought, he has my mobile #??!!
WTH.... His name was Theo, he wanted me to verify my date of birth & I refused, who are you? Everything become a little hot within the discussion, my mother jumped in as the phone was on speaker, advised them that this is a scam & we are not paying anything, reporting them to the ACCC & have now seeked profession advise from a real Debit Collector - A family friend, he advised that he has heard of them & has seen legitimate orders from this company.... so why is everything handled so inappropriately ? I'm making a complaint with Credit Ombudsman Service & speak with them...
the business is state mercantile but collects debts on behalf of panther finance. Caller: Panthers Finance
So they’re a debt collection company, I don’t owe sh*t I’m a year 8 in high school I don’t even have any credit under my name. This was the mobile number they called me on 0480 092 761, I left it to ring and they left me an automated voicemail msg, all it said was 1300 722 974.
In response to "THE BEST AROUND" - Go f*@k yourself, you're scum of the earth, lower than pond scum - get a real job you absolute piece of s*@t! had enough of there phone calls and when you ring back they wont answer. Panthera along with numerous other debt collecting agencies fraudulently make claims against statute barred debt (the debt has expired and is not able to be legally collected unless you consent) I suggest filing a criminal charge against the owners (as Principals, the officers, employees and third party agents).
The charge would be "Attmepting to obtain financial advantage by deception" or Obtaining financial advantage by deception" beach of privacy etc
Great post...what you can also do is look for the number they called you on if you miss the call and it goes to voicemail (just make sure the missed call is at around the same time as your voicemail)...then block the number they called you on. Easy to do on an iPhone, here's a video that shows you how to do it in less than 20 seconds. I'm sure there are videos for all other phones.
I got a call from someone tonight from their office. I think it was Bree or Corina (also couldn't make out the name) who called me from 0490 071 514 but left a message to call her back on 1300 722 974. So if you're getting calls from them you could also block that mobile number because they use it so you can't reverse look up the mobile and they probably know that this webpage reveals who owns the 1300 number. So blocking both makes sense.
I was recently contacted by Panthera about a matter that wasn't concerning to me, when I asked who am I speaking to they would not give any information the business name or ABN, This company is just dodgy seeking personal information. When I called their office back they made a bunch of excuses as to why they called me but they called a number regardless of the do not call registry. I am looking forward to going to their office to hash it out with them. a BIG THANKYOU to the poster who provided all those details it has come in handy My name is Jess, I'm 19 and I'm really struggling with Panthera Finance at the moment, I would appreciate it if you read this until the end and offer up any advice to dealing with them! I know that this post is pretty old, but I have been dealing with Panthera Finance for a fair while now following some confusion with Optus at the beginning of 2015 and after yet another phone call with them today, I decided to do some quick research on them to see what came up as they dealt with me pretty terribly today and I wanted to see if anybody else was having/ has had a similar experience.
So at the start of last year, I moved to Alice Springs for my gap year and I did not get any service on my Optus mobile where I was living, so I called to cancel my plan and they said that I would not have to pay the remainder of my plan since it was a fault of theirs, as long as I sent them my mobile device. It took some time to get the mobile to them (as I did not receive the return package they said they would send me - so I called and asked them to send it again), but they confirmed some time last year that they have received the mobile.
In that time, I got letters from Optus saying that I owed a bit over $400. I ignored these as I knew they were still waiting for my mobile to arrive. I continued to not worry about these letters as I knew that they had received my mobile device.
For, what I assume must be a misunderstanding, this 'debt' was passed onto Panthera Finance (PF). Since then, I have been in contact with both PF and Optus and explained my situation many (many, many, many etc.) times to both parties. Every time Optus has told me that they will set the account to $0 and every time I explained this to PF they explain that they have no evidence that I do not owe this money - and that even if my account with Optus is at $0, I still owe them the odd $400, and that they need it in writing from Optus that I don't, nor did I ever owe the money. I can't even count how many times I have called Optus and PF over this, just going in circles and not sorting anything out - and everytime PF has tried to get me to pay the $400, and every time I have asked them to give me more time to sort it out with Optus. It has been frustrating, but I have always kept an open mind - I understand why they wouldn't believe me when all they have is my word.
I spoke to PF a couple of weeks ago, I was on the phone with a woman, who was being, for the most part, compliant. I told her that I wanted to try and get in writing, from Optus, a letter or email, or anything really, explaining that I don't owe the money - she eventually let me go and I called Optus and the woman I spoke to read out the email that she was going to send to them, it seemed fine and I thought after a year and a half of being hassled for money I don't owe, it would be over.
Today, I got a call from PF, which went from 0 to 100 very quickly. I gave the guy on the phone my little spiel about what had happened when he suddenly told me (again) that I need to pay the $400. I told him that I still didn't understand why this is happening and why I'm being forced to have to pay something that I don't even owe. He ignored me completely, his response to my question was "Will you be paying Visa, MasterCard or Paypal?" and I was a little bit appalled by this somewhat immature response. I kept on with my story, but at this point he was getting angry and telling me I have to pay or he will take this case to management and it is at risk of escalating further. Honestly, I found being spoken to like this to be quite confronting. There wasn't a lot I could do or say to make him stop what was more or less a step away from yelling at me down the phone. Even if I did owe this money (which I'm still certain I don't), I did not think that it was appropriate to be spoken to this way. I was so over it, I was ready to just find a way to pay the $400 and get PF out of my life for good. I am 19, a uni student and work part time as a waitress - paying for food, fuel and rent whilst studying is hard, but I manage. But $400 is not something I could swing during that phone call. My plan was to ask my Mum to loan me the money. All I had to do was hang up, call her and then call them back. When I mentioned the idea of hanging up to sort something out, he simply told me that if I hang up he will forward my case to management and it will ruin my credit history and blah blah blah... At this point I was in tears, I was pleading with him to give me a few hours to call them back. He told me, very angrily, "Jessica, we have been over this a million times before, you have never called back to pay and you need to pay right now or I will be taking your case to management". I told him that not once have I said that I would pay the money, but I promised to call back. He was determined to pry the money out of me - paying in full, paying amounts weekly, taking my card details and taking the money out in 2 weeks time. He just wasn't letting me hang up. In the end, angrily through my tears, I told him that I just don't care what he does - he can take my case to management if he wants. He then told me "Fine. Thankyou for calling, have a nice day" but I hung up before he could even finish that sentence. I went to call my Mum, but she didn't answer, so I called Optus again and asked to speak to somebody in their finance department, and that particular person has told me they will contact PF and tell them to set that account to $0. Honestly, I have heard similar things before so I'm not necessarily excited about the outcome as I don't believe it's over. I'm sure they will call again, I'm sure they will be annoyed and angry with me, when I know I don't deserve it and it's getting harder and harder to stand my ground and I don't really know what to do anymore... If anybody has any advice I would appreciate it SO much!!
Have had similar happen to me. I ignore it all and no more gets done, Simple.
Is the paper work from the courts or the collector as there is a big difference.
I received a call from them and it was actually a debr with Certegy i had forgotten.
The guy i spoke to was friendly and understanding and i was placed onto a payment arrangement with no hassles.
Not always are debt collectors bad.
reply to anonymous.
Yes, I hate the deadbeats too, I pay tax and therefore peoples centrelink cheques while they bludgeon.
Yes everyone had to work. YET it is your choice to be in that industry, then you choose the crap that comes with it. It's like a garbage man complaining about the smell. You don't like it. Go elsewhere. Flip a burger buddy.
They say I have 4 different debts so I arranged payments , I recently lost my job so im now on Centre link , I filled a financial hardship form to hold payments untill I get another job, they agreed thats fine , algood for two weeks then I recieved my second centrelink payment and I was $60 short they , got a bank statement and before I got paid it showed they tried taking money ,60 dollars of bank charges , unortherised transactions , and now getting harrased daily and they are still trying to withdrawl my account , last week I couldnt do a grocery shop because of this , im going down to bank today to block them This company has even contacted my daughter’s phone (she is 12 and I never gave them her name or number)!! Caller: Kylie
Kylie from Panthera threatening to take peoples TVs and Whitegoods! Is your ear still thick from last week when I blew that whistle?
Caller: Jess panthera
Calling me for years even after the power company agreed it wasn't my debt.
Too late though as these rats already purchased the debt for spare change off origin.
Their dirty avoid at all cost.
They can't give you a bad credit rating.
Caller: Panthera Finance
Don't acknowledge the debt and wait for it to be stature barred. Avoid all their calls.
If the debt collector has the wrong person, it's not the obligation of the person being called to obtain a stat dec, that takes time and effort. why should a person who does not owe a debt have to do that? Caller: Projectile vomiting RovemcAnus
Left a voice message with the following
Carrie and Walid slip into another glib monologue about whatever faux-liberal stance they’ve bravely taken on the issue of the day. Guaranteed they will say anything if they think the audience will approve.
Up next Lizzo teaches us how to shake our arse and more mindless dribble from that waste of space Pete helliar. Find out more after the break.
2 complaints this year
179 total complaints
Anonymous on 0404 582 602
Recorded message - Said tax file number was suspended and would be going to court - press one.
Benefit Deal on (03) 4214 2016
I returned a call from (03) 4214 2016 but reached vm for Benefit Deal
Anonymous on 0410 639 425
Anonymous on 0480 001 415
Left no message just silence
Anonymous on (02) 9086 0424
I know it was a scam caller so told them they were scammers and hung up.
In 2006, there were 11,969 persons usually resident in PO: 49.8% were males and 50.2% were females. Of the total population in PO 0.7% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia. more
English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 85.9% of persons usually resident in PO. The most common languages other than English spoken at home were: Maltese 1.4%, Italian 0.8%, Spanish 0.6%, Greek 0.5% and Serbian 0.5%.
The most common industries of employment for persons aged 15 years and over usually resident in PO were Road Freight Transport 6.1%, School Education 3.7%, Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.6%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.9% and Public Order and Safety Services 2.1%.
The most common responses for occupation for employed persons usually resident in PO were Technicians and Trades Workers 17.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 17.7%, Machinery Operators And Drivers 12.8%, Labourers 12.4% and Sales Workers 10.0%.
* statistcs taken from the 2006 Census for postal area 3338 conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics