scam Someone wanting to know if I had the in-app device to track my power usage...apparently, it's the free device from the government..
used my maiden name so they're digging deep for contact numbers.
When I worked for the ATO we were instructed to give the main switchboard number and extension number if someone queried our legitimacy. Best thing to do with any dodgy call is to ask for their switchboard number, name and extension number and say you'll give them a call. I think that might result in a hang-up and removal from their database. Offering a free powerpal. he knew my name, then straight away without introducing himself asked if I already had one, when I asked if that was any of his business, he said yes, I said no its not. He then told me to go F myself. Very friendly guy. LOL I have blocked this number on my mobile Scam Caller about energy device Apparently calling from 'EMS' - something about Victoria Energy. They called yesterday and have called again today. Indian accent, said the vic gov is offering some energy tracking device. He knew my post code and name I don’t know how because I never answer with my name. I said I don’t want one. How does he know my post code and name. do I need to change passwords and details of things? the second you pick up you can hear lots of telemarketers Told him I was happy to have it installed if the installers were his Mum & Sister! I think it offended him because he hung up on me! Number now blocked! noisy call centre - asian lady asking about a package - hung up on her - she called back - have now blocked the number. I ignored the phone call and they did not leave a message. I suspect its a scam caller of some sought. Vic elec rebates saving scam Female of Asian descent wanting to speak to my son (who passed away 9 years ago) Caller: Another Reincarnated Cockroach
Another free offer spin from “John” offering the same crap that has been offered and REJECTED 100s of times before.
Another time waster
Caller: Call centre pest
Indian accent asking for names, private information etc. Scam.
Caller: Victorian energy saver etc
I had to ask a few times, says they are Victorian government. I rang relevant government department regarding their energy saver program. They say they do not pay or engage telemarketers for program. Am I on do not call list. Problem is Victorian government should be investigating this crossover. It’s terrible not knowing who to trust. Waste of money by government if their program is met with hostility and also exposes those who have had energy device fitted to scammers. Gov should be monitoring, stop incessant telemarketing calls and properly advertise who their contractors are rather than leaving to guess work by consumers. Whole thing is ridiculous!!
A lady rang to push for an installer to install a device on our power meter. This is the second phone call I received after I specifically told them I’m not interested in whatever they are peddling. I blocked the first number they rang from. I have to admit I was beyond angry receiving another call today from the same people but different number whilst at the emergency department with stress level running high having this person tie up my line with a nuisance call whilst I’m expecting a critical call. My call which I did not answer was (03) 7067 5126. I know who it is based on the above comments. I received an sms asking me to reply yes to an offer from the Vic govt to help with electricity savings. I deleted it straight away cos I know it's a scam. They didn't get a reply via sms so now they're trying to ring me. Also didn't answer as I didn't recognise the number. And they didn't leave a message. Funny that. My rule is, if a call with no name appeared on my mobile is 100% spam. And of the story!
55 complaints this year
55 total complaints
Anonymous on (03) 9069 8640
Never leaves a message but have called 3 times. Scammers don't usually use the same number again....
Anonymous on 1800 514 979
Same as above I think that’s who owns all of the numbers in parramatta and Dandenong it’s tower...
Anonymous on (03) 8001 8033
I don’t answer, block the number phone
Anonymous on 0488 884 267
They said it’s my boss to get my phone number and use working email
Anonymous on 0466 871 975
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