• I Called Back
    February 26, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    I called back number (02) 9169 8110 reached voice mail for a charity company but did not say the name.
  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2020
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    Caller: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

    Update to previous post...I've received a callback from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. She confirmed they are conducting a telemarketing campaign and that some of that campaign is being outsourced to a third party. Based on what I told her, she said it sounded like the call was legitimate. And when you ring the number there is a recorded message that says the number is associated with an organisation that conducts calls on behalf of charities
  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2020
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    Caller: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

    A man claiming to be from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance rang from this number. My mobile said it was 'suspected spam'. That information didn't appear on my phone until after the call was over though so I answered it. After going through a spiel about cerebral palsy and the lack of funds for early diagnosis, the man, who said his name was Tom (he also gave me his surname) asked if I would make a regular donation. I said I couldn't commit to that but gave bank card details to provide one-off donation. He then asked if they could update my contact details so they could send out a receipt and 'welcome pack'. I started to be concerned that I was giving out a lot of information about me over the phone without actually knowing for sure he was representing the organisation he claimed to be. I asked if he could email the receipt but 'no'. They only had my name, mobile number and postcode on their records. Sounded like a call centre in the background. After I started to baulk at giving him any further details about myself, he did give me his name and employee number. And then a receipt number. I asked for a website address for the organisation he was claiming to represent. He gave 'ive.com.au'. I looked it up when I was still on the phone with him. Not an address. He then went away and came up with www.cerebralpalsy.org.au. That appears to be a legitimate organisation. He then gave me the number on the website for their donation inquiries should I want to check up on him. However, he said my donation had gone through. 20 minutes after the call, however, it isn't showing up in my bank account. I've put in a call to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance donation number as I want to check if this call was legit. Waiting on a call back

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