Recorded female voice saying "goodbye" before call terminated. Telstra informed me : computer randomly dials numbers, if they get a "hello" or any response at all it establishes the number dialled as a legitimate number to call, (this isn't necessarily generated in Australia) but later you'll either get a marketing call or a hang up with a different number to prompt you to ring back. This number can also be an overseas number disguised as an Australian number with a prefix '02 ', '03','08' etc. If you do ring back you can incur costs which they get a part of? Telstra advised me to: Delete international roaming if you do not require it, Block any unsolicited call numbers, allow "private " numbers to go to messages. I might add that this site could also be a way of getting any electronic addresses? Aint technology great! This is probably a trap. The way I think it works is that the computer that phones you just records what you say. Later a human operator listens for anyone saying 'yes.' This can then be used to ok financial and other transactions over the phone when they get hold of more information about who owns that phone number. The solution are 1) never say the word 'yes' when answering the phone or when an unknown caller asks a question, and 2) for a landline - buy a CPR CallBlocker. Available on eBay. Answered the call and said hello no reply and then a recorded voice saying goodbye. Cant see the point of that hope they waste money making pointless calls. I didn't hear my phone, but a message came up on my cpr screen, asking if I wanted to accept. I've blocked the number like many others. It doesn't stop such calls. I not only question the whole process of passing on my number as commercial information to a third party, I also question how/where/why there is a connection between my phone and my computer. It's none of their business. Since when/how/where is my phone number and my IP address connected and how do I end that connection? It may be the way things now are, but it doesn't mean we have to accept it. This is the way they always start into the scam.
Only one of many types of scam calls.
In America they block the offending number(s), no matter how many reported, in the office....Whether it originates overseas (they get the ID), over the Internet, or bogus number (like this one)....It's a free service there, & they automatically trace each & every incoming call electronically.
It's old hat technology in America, but they use the same equipment here, so they should provide the same service too.
Here in Australia they can do the same, but don't because they have a vested interest in call completions.....the revenue......Telstra makes $$$ money on completed calls, but nothing on unanswered or blocked calls.
Wanted to tell me about a new government scheme to save tax but first wanted to confirm I was the home owner. Knew my name. I wouldn't confirm that but asked for more details. They refused and hung up. Which telcome company? I used to get calls from this number. I don't anymore. I fixed my problem.
I recently got a Telstra Call Guardian.
Read about it here -
Now, when a call from any number NOT ON my Contacts List comes in, my phone doesn't ring. The call gets intercepted within the phone & a recording tells the calling party that if they want the call to continue they must announce themselves & press the # key. If they do this my phone will ring & I will be asked if I want to answer it....if I do I will hear the callers name or announcement & I can then say hello or just block the call.
I get about 15 or more of these calls a week, from this number & many others. I rarely ever hear my phone ever ring since I got the Call Guardian, because scammers & telemarketers wont announce themselves, but friends & legitimate businesses will, & only they will get through.
Life has gotten quieter in my home, & I only hear from people I want to hear from. Call Guardian works 99.99% of the time busting those annoying callers each & every time....It works in silence.....'cause my phone doesn't ring, but I can check now & then & I see those callers who got stopped on the incoming caller screen, where it shows they didn't leave an announcement & so they were disconnected. ;)
These A holes have been pestering me for weeks. They also call from (03) 8453 3871. They are pains in the backside! You run to answer the phone to be greeted by silence, then "goodbye" F U A hole.
Anyone have an address for these punks??
Allowed it to go through to my answering machine. Female recorded voice saying 'goodbye' before disconnecting. Likely a scam. This number has called me twice in 24 hours. When I answer I hear a beep and the call disconnects. I have blocked them. Caller: Scam Call
I answered the call, the operator said "hello Mr *surname* how are you doing today?" I said "sorry where are you calling from" and the call was terminated by the operator. 100% a scam call
The caller had an Indian accent - mentioned that he was calling about gov't Solar rebates, from both state & Federal govts. I asked which dept he was from, and he said that he was from a private coy (couldn't understand the coy name) - knew my surname, address, and that I live in a free-standing house. When I pressured for more info he politely hung up.
There was lots of noise in background - at one point it sounded like they had reached a target - or something similar.
These calls are pains in the a**e.
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Scam callers, we automatically divert them to our "unwanted caller" answering machine and let them try to scam that. Scam the scammer!
I ask them if they need to speak to the bill-payer, decision maker, homeowner, etc, without confirming any details. Of course they say yes, thinking it's legit. So I say, "one sec, I'll go get them". I put the phone down and continue with whatever I was doing ... and make them wait and wait and wait. Eventually they just hang up.
If they're going to waste my time I will waste theirs
Ask them for their ABN Number and they quickly hang up on you. Government Solar Panel Rebate - I would to lovve know how to stop these calls they come in on all different numbers! Call 4times in 48hrs...
14 complaints this year
58 total complaints
Anonymous on (03) 8400 6289
Cold call electricity
Got the same... on 0405 883 410
Are there really people that get sucked in by stuff like this.
Anonymous on (03) 8372 4222
Thrifty Car Rental on (07) 5451 8400
I called back number (07) 5451 8400 reached IVR for Thrifty Car Rental .
Anonymous on (07) 3193 8886
several calls from this number - both on home and mobile number - so much for do not call register