This number is a telephone scam which purports to be letting you enter a competition for a myer prize. it charges huge telephone rates and is a scam. I have been charged $42.71 for this call which I did not make. I wasn't even at home at the time it was supposed to have been made. This can be verified by the group of people I was with.
What happens now?
The number is associated with a Netherlands company that offers "gift cards" to Bunnings and the like if you answer a whole bunch of questions - from the web site that I visited:
Here's the fine print at the bottom of the web page:
"Customer Service : email au@qu************om, call: 1300 658 951 (Local rate, call charges from a mobile may vary) or visit the website : www.quiz-winners.com, T&C's
Call cost $3.96/min incl GST may be higher from mobile/pay phones. Service provided by PCIM. To participate in this service , please fill in your phone number on the website. Once you have filled in your phone number, you should call the premium number to get your PIN code. You should fill in the PIN code on this page to activate the service. Listen to the questions and fill in the correct answer with the 1 or 2 digits on your phone. The player collects 100 points by answering the questions correctly. The player with the most points scored in a single call session wins the prize . Maximum call time is 30 minutes. Within that time , you need to answer as many questions as possible correctly . You can stop the service at any time by disconnecting the (phone) connection. After the promotional period ends, the participant with the most points scored in a single call session will receive the prize. In the case of participants having an even number of points , a final question will be presented. The customer with the highest accuracy answer wins. The winner will be announced at www.quiz-winners.com at the end of the promotion period (31 March 2016 at 23.59). When you participate, you confirm that you accept the terms & conditions (so please read them!), that you are an resident in AU, that you are over 18 and you're the right account holder or that you have the account holder's permission. Quiz-winners does not cooperate, sponsor or promote with any of the listed products or retailers. Trademarks, logos (including, without limitation, individual product or retailer) are owned by their respective owners. Crew Media , the Netherlands ( Vijzelstraat 68, 1017 HL, Amsterdam ) , Chamber of Commerce 62097695. "
I am not a Telstra customer but received a bill for $98.55 for one call allegedly from this number. Telstra maintain I made the call but it was a reverse charge call of which I was not notified. Simply pick up the phone, say hello and despite the fact you are not a Telstra customer you get a $98 bill from Telstra. Don't pay it after a couple of months and they add $15. Telstra is proliferating fraud. After continued calls to the 132200 number in the Philippines I am advise Telstra will issue a credit against this charge. Very pissed. After communicating direct with Telstra for 10 days by phone, I rang the Telecommunications Ombudsman, who was quickly able to provide the resolution I sought: to waive the $98 bill.
I contacted the TIO when Telstra could not provide any further details other than purporting that I made a “3rd party information call” to a 1900 trivia premium number lasting for 5 minutes & costing $98.
I had exactly the same situation and had paid the bill as i do direct debit. I googled the number and then rang Telstra. After they checked I was credited the full amount of $97.69 and blocked the 1900 numbers. I called Optus to investigate the $89 charged on my bill. I was also a victim of the free coles gift card scam and not impressed. Optus has put a block on the 1902... phone number so they will never be able to reverse charges to my account again. You may want to do the same. My wife and I are 79 years old and have been billed for 3 calls to this number on the 26th December the total cost is $103.58 we do not know what to do as we did not make the calls. Help My Mum was ripped of $45.00. Not happy Telstra, very deceitful of you to be accepting these payments and then claiming no responsibility for the third party of which you are associated. You should ban this number completely and not allow any calls to be made to or from this entity / company / scam. We had a charge from this number on Dec 18 for $98 - Telstra told me it belonged to Towercom Interactive Services but they have no such number and referred me to this website. We havwe paid our bill and will not be paying it. We have been charged $48.97 for a telephone call to 1902 228 173 at 4.27pm. It was not made by us and in fact we had an appointment at 4.30 in a neighbouring suburb. Having checked our answering machine there was a call came in that afternoon with no-one talking.This number must be a scam. Please advise me what to do next. just was told via internet e-mai from iprimus that i have had made a call on this number(NOT) and it is for$ 97.76 hich i have to payif services from iprimus are to continue I am a mobile Optus client and I also received double my normal account because of the 1902 228 173 number. Just complain and they will refund, as a one time good will they say. But it better not come anymore, as I will not pay for it definately a scam Received my bill with an amount of $97.69 plus $8.67 surcharge for number 1902 228 173. Telstra happily gave me a full credit and put block in all 19 numbers. Well done Telstra! Called vodafone about my charge of $76 to an international number and according to them because i called the number they claim that it is a legit number not a scam and wouldn't make consider it a scam or fraud therefore they wouldn't do anything about the charge. Thanks vodafone. so im going to go instore and see what they can do before i bother to pay anything I just got my bill from vodafone $76 charge because i stupidly found the coles email for winning the prize last month and didn't realise it was a scam until i googled the number today to find out what country was called so now so hopefully vodafone will refund the charge :( I'll definently be keeping my eyes peeled for 1900 numbers from now on. Call charges of $212.28 to this number. Trying to sort this out with Telstra on phone now. They mantain the number must have been dialled from the phone. I told them no way and that I have read about it hundreds of times now about this number being a scam. She said we do not go by what is on the internet. I have now been on hold for 25 minutes so hopefully I will have a good outcome when they eventually get back to me! I have been billed $84.88 by Telstra for a call to this number which I am not responsible for. Luckily I googled the number as soon as I got my bill. Charged $45.68 and $4.08. Will be talking to Telstra tomorrow. Will be taking the above advice and blocking 1900 numbers.
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