• Lou
    February 11, 2020
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    Caller: Not sure

    Indian person calling themselves LIFESTYLES VICTORIA
    when I asked what they wanted she got angry with me and hang up.
    Tried calling the number back and it says this number is not connected.
  • Anonymous
    February 13, 2020
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    This number continues to call most days and simply hangs up. If you call the number back it says not in service anymore
  • Anita
    February 14, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Telemarketer, possible scammer

    A lady with an Indian accent called me and said she was from a company called Lifestyle Industries. She addressed me by "Vanessa" and when I questioned it, because Vanessa isn't my name, she acted like she never said it and started rambling on about a series of questions she needed to ask me. She forcefully said "Once you've answered them, I'll be out of your way" like I didn't have a choice. Naturally, I hung up and blocked the number. She's obviously used a carrier number because if you try and call it back, you get a recording saying that the number is disconnected
  • Anonymous
    February 19, 2020
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    Caller: Lifestyle Victoria

    They just wanted to do a quick survey about the changing life in Australia.
    Asked for me specifically
    Asked age
    Whether single married or defacto
    Whether own home or mortgage
    Combined salary income
  • Anonymous
    March 19, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: “Lifestyle Victoria”

    I answered the phone and there was the usual 2-3 second delay indicating a related phone call from overseas. I was immediately suspicious but I know that if you answer and don’t fit their demographic then they won’t call back.
    Phillipines sounding woman said, Is that Leia? Not my name but a fake one I use sometimes. I said, Who is this? She said, My name is Angel. Can I ask you a few questions for a quick 2 minute survey?
    I said okay (I used to work in a legitimate call centre who did surveys so I give them the benefit of the doubt).
    First question was: Are you aged between 25-55? I said No.
    Then she said, Are you over 55? You sound younger. What is your age?
    I said: I am over 55.
    She said, Are you 56? I said No.
    She said, Are you 57?
    I said: I am not telling you my age.
    Then she babbled the next question. Do you think that escalating prices in Victoria have negatively impacted your lifestyle?
    I replied: Obviously Yes. Where are you from again?
    She hung up and I have blocked the number. These people ring up asking random questions so they can complete a profile picture. I probably should have grilled her up front as I have done in the past, but I didn’t give her any significant information. They usually ask if I own my own home and I refuse to answer nor do I give away any information about my income, occupation or work status.
    These people are pests but so are many people you encounter in everyday life - my next-door neighbour for example! 😁
  • Anonymous
    March 13, 2020
    Nuisance call
    Australia
    Indian lady from Lifestyles victoria - was quite forceful when I said I was working - I hung up on her. Blocked the number
  • scam
    April 9, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    scam
  • Michael
    April 9, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Lifestyle Victoria

    Suspicious call - I answered the 4 questions but made up the answers so hopefully that puts the profile off. then I blocked the number
  • Anonymous
    April 7, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Whenever I answer the call, the person the other end hangs up without speaking.
  • Anonymous
    April 7, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: The above centre

    I NEVER answer unknown numbers. I then look them up, like I have here.
    Never, ever give any details and do not use the word 'yes' as they use this and other info for unscrupulous reasons.
  • Anonymous
    April 6, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same Number called me and hanged up . Indian person
  • Anonymous
    April 6, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Called at 1242 6 April 2020. Spam callers are not working in social isolation?
  • Korruppttedd
    March 30, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    I just missed a call from this phone number, but I am concerned about the survey questions that you mentioned. Some people could collate that information to sell onto others, also take care in speaking the word "yes" as it can be recorded and then used for a loan application or something that takes/keeps records of voice caller ID's. Your recorded answer could be used by someone else to gain funds fraudulently using your details, and your own voice. The other questions could be used to evaluate whether or not you would be a "mark" worth attempting a con or not. Please take care.
  • Anonymous
    March 27, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    I answered the phone and there a 2-3 second delay so I hung up & immediately blocked the number. Usually when there is a delay means it's an overseas caller even though the number showing is a Melbourne code.
  • Anonymous
    March 25, 2020
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    I answered this number without saying my name as I do to all unknown numbers.
    They asked if they were speaking to me (using my first name) and when I confirmed thinking it was something work related they hung up and did not try to call back.
    I called the number back but it was not in service.
  • Anonymous
    March 24, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    have had a call, on my mobile, from this number about 5 times in the last week. Have now blocked them. Never answer unknown numbers.
  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2020
    Survey
    Australia
    Caller: Lifestyles Victoria

    DO NOT ANSWER. Annoyingly rude Indian call centre pretending to conduct surveys.
  • Anonymous
    March 19, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Lifestyle Victoria

    told them to hold on whilst I googled the company, they hung up
  • Anonymous
    March 17, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    I’d be really careful even if just in this instance with a few quick questions... a few questions may in the future lead to more and more. They could be storing information about you in many calls under many different names and then, who’s knows what they can do
  • Jenny R
    March 17, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: 03+91125788

    They wanted to discuss Lifestyle Changes, I wanted to know how they got my Silent Mobile Number which has never been listed in any phone listings. Who is selling our Phone Numbers off to these harassing companies!!!!!

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