keeps calling but no one there.. no messages left Rang everyday for the past 4 days. Left silent voice message. Must be another annoying call centre. One more for my phone's blacklist. I didn't answer - no voicemail left. I blocked the number keeps ringing me Called twice in 2 days. no message. I think they rang recently about a so called elecricity bill. My experience has been the same as others. I simply say if I ever do answer that it is my family policy not to give out 'personal information' over the phone so unfortanately I won't be able to help you today... Caller: (02) 8104 1060 Called me
(02) 8104 1060 Called me, I picked up and said, “hello?” No reply within 2 seconds, then I hung up knowing already it is a telemarketer or scam.
just block it calk them back and it's always busy. . Anyone know the company behind this number? they don't leave any messages Called me and hung up when I answered. After seeing over a hundred complaints here, I decided to block the number straight away. Don't want any time wasted on these useless people. keeps calling none stop Caller: Marketing
Never leave messages. Then when you answer, they are foreign and selling something.
Tried to call them back - number temporarily unavailable. Indian accent tried to sell me some sort of new method to cut my electricity bill, i said i work for Tesla, my house runs 100 % solar panels not connected with the network, he hung up instantly "It is a number without an owner.
How do you get a phone number without having to register your name/company?"
You can't, even if that registration is through an Aussie VoIP provider or Skype - there's a record of it somewhere. Aussie numbers are being faked / spoofed and, unfortunately, some of those faked numbers belong to real Aussies who are finding themselves at the end of some pointed abuse from people who have received scam calls. Use your head people. If you were an international scammer, would YOU use a real traceable number?
"Telstra has a lot to answer for allowing these scammers into the phone network."
Not at all. There is little either Telstra or the other TelCos can do to prevent legitimate Aussie numbers being faked through overseas third party clients on the Australia's public telephone network.
"I find that asking intimate questions about their body gets them to hang up instantly!"
I'll give you that one. Even better, if you have time, play along and drag it out.
Here's an example from an American scam-baiter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_ll_qnBNTY. Just be aware of the varied nature and intricacy of scams, and the skill of the scammers.
Have some fun with these b/tards, but DON'T EVER allow people access to your real computer (use a Virtul Machine) or real personal information, name, locality, job, whatever Every second you spend with them is one less that they have to rip off or gather real info on vulnerable fellow Aussies.
Just remember that these scammers have a pay-day and their 'companies' aren't just there to be a nuisance. They can be VERY convincing in faking legitimacy (hence the faked numbers) and getting more out of you than they're entitled, worst of all your money. Organised call centre scamming is a HUGE (and successful) business in some countries.
If he was Indian, then India is probably where he was. Aussie prefixes don't automatically mean Aussie locality, and organised call centre scamming using spoofed (faked) locality is big business in India. didn't answer.and confirmed I did well on this site LOL they gnore don't cntact wil call 5 o r 6 times in a day <i> "It is a number without an owner.
How do you get a phone number without having to register your name/company?
Telstra has a lot to answer for allowing these scammers into the phone network."</i>
Not all numbers belong to Telstra, and you do realise there are other carriers besides Telstra which carry traffic across our networks... right??
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211 total complaints
Anonymous on (03) 8569 4281
I got a text and phone call about the visa debit card closing. I went into my local branch and it...
Sorrento Beach... on (08) 9246 8100
I called back number (08) 9246 8100 spoke to a woman who said I've reached Sorrento Beach Resort.
Russell on 0420 848 157
These retards have been ringing me for years, after buying a non existent debt from Telstra....
I Called Back on 0481 082 786
I called back number 0481 082 786 rang once then goes to busy tone.
Anonymous on 0433 805 991
Picked up and there was nothing from the other end and then they hung up