If you are a Telstra landline customer & want to block nuisance calls like this one, you now have the option of buying a phone from the Telstra Shop that can do this. The phone itself costs $48 and is well worth the investment. Numbers you BLOCK will hear the following message; CALLS TO THIS NUMBER ARE BEING MONITORED BY TELSTRA GUARDIAN; THE PERSON YOU ARE TRYING TO CONTACT IS NOT ACCEPTING YOUR CALLS, SO PLEASE HANG UP.
People you place in your contacts list will get through as usual but anyone with a private / withheld number or a number that is not in your contacts list will hear this message; CALLS TO THIS NUMBER ARE BEING MONITORED BY TELSTRA GUARDIAN; PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND THEN PRESS # AND WE WILL CONNECT YOUR CALL. You will then have the option of either accepting or rejecting the call.
Confirmed as above, this vermin are driving me insane! If you ring me again for your pointless surveys you'll be getting a whistle blown in your ear. Piss off and leave me alone. I shouldn't have to go to every scam survey scam company website to have my number removed. I don't have the time to waste doing that. My MP will be being contacted regards having the do Not Call Register strengthened to include survey parasites like Wallis Consulting. We are legitimate market and social researchers which means we aren't covered by the Do Not Call Register. We can call you until 8.30pm each week night and between 9-5pm at weekends. Most of our work is for government and the results of the anonymous surveys feed into government policy and communications.
We are doing an important job which improves many people's lives. If you do not wish to participate and have your opinions heard, that's your choice and we will respect it - call us back or send an e-mail to us to tell us you don't want to take part. Have a look at our website (www.wallisgroup.com.au) to find out more about the work we do. It will tell you about the survey we have invited you to do as well! Our work is always anonymous and we will not sell you anything directly or indirectly..
(03) 9940 2000 is someone called Oliver from Wallis Market and Social Research, on behalf of The University of Melbourne. On my private unlisted mobile. He got a bit more than he wanted and ended up hanging up on me. He made the phone call and I abused him, where do they get the number from? Oh I did record it, automatic call recorder on my phone; everything incoming or outgoing gets recorded. If you are doing Gov survey, your fishing for info to catch us out with later, stop calling on a sunday, I'm at church. nuisance calls from this number.They are now blocked on my phone! This number belongs to Wallis market and social research based in Melbourne. The company, of which I am Principal, is Australian owned and run. It has been operating for over 20 years totally within the law. Market and social research companies are exempt under the Do Not Call Register Act and may call you between the hours posted on ACMA's website. The reason for this is that genuine market and social research is the only way that organisations can gain a fair and balanced understanding of the attitudes of the public and/or their customers. As you can see from this website, left to self select, feedback is rather one-sided. We would not be in business if people did not want to talk with us - the vast majority is happy to. Wallis interviews around 100,000 people every year. We have our own Do Not Call Register and we will put your number on it if you wish. Please contact us and tell us your number so that we can do this. This does not mean that other market research companies won't call you. It does mean that if we're doing research for an organisation you do business with, such as your bank, or a government department and they provide your telephone number so that we can ask your opinion of the services they give you, you will not be contacted either.
We always welcome feedback and I am disappointed with the negative sentiments shown here. If you call us when our office is attended we will speak to you and take you seriously. you can also contact us via our website. I should warn some of you that all our staff are instructed not to respond and/or hang up if foul language is used.
To find out more about the Do Not Call Register please see the ACMA website on: http://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA/acma-i/Complaints/Telemarketing-complaints/telemarketing-rules-i-acma
I keep getting these calls. I followed advice from others here and called on 8620 5688 and it is them. I spoke to "Simon" and he said he'd remove me. *shrug* we'll see when I finally stop getting these calls. I have a baby and a toddler both taking naps! Go hump yourselves Wallis Market And Social Research - Maggoty scumbags It never ends this constant harassment is overwhelming They rang both my mobile and house phone. Not sure where they got my numbers from.
No message left but I never picked it up just in case. The phone providers should put something in place to stop these acts some how. I would like to know which Telstra phone blocks these people that was mentioned by another email-er on this site.
These arse holes at these call centers need to get a real job.and stop trying to scam people I just got a call from them that I missed and then I called them back, they weren't so bad, they asked me if I wanted to take part in a survey and and I said 'no thanks' and that was the end of it. It was no big deal really. Very Annoying when I am on the "don't call register".
Wallace Consulting Group, Market Research Survey.
Don't answer I have had it with this lot. I am going to ring these pricks on their landline and waste their ears. Umpires whistle is ready! Caller: Wallis Market Research
Saturday 10:10 am I was just awoken from a deep daytime nap (I have sleep apnoea and get hardly any sleep at night) by a call from Wallis. After checking on this site I called them to have my number removed. I must say, they were very polite and gave immediate assurances that such would be the case. In Wallis's favour also, I must commend them for responding to the complaints on this site by clearly stating their bona fides, rationale for calling, and website to contact if wishing not to be contacted in future. I wish all companies were so responsible. Well done, Wallis. In defence of some of the angrier posts above, it is worthwhile pointing out the obvious: that people are feeling under siege in the privacy of their own homes by a constant barrage of phone calls. No doubt most of the calls are from well-intentioned market researchers, such as Wallis, but the sheer number and the inappropriate times of such calls contribute to that under-siege mentality. Like most of the posters on this site, I am desperate to maintain my home as some sort of sanctuary from the outside world--a sanctuary that is constantly being invaded by all sorts of unwanted intrusions. This over-busy world is a source of stress and inconvenience for many of us. The privacy of the home should be a defence against such unwelcome intrusions.
Caller: Wallis Market and Social Research
Or we can all just blow whistles in your callers ears. Enjoy :) ha ha ha ha
If your calling me because my bank, the gov or who ever I deal with wants my feedback about their services THEY can send me a letter with a prepaid envelope enclosed & if I have the time or can be bothered I will reply. Some already send me emails-constantly wanting my opinions & feedback!!!!! But these constant calls everyday, evenings & even Saturday are just ridiculous! I work in community care & my elderly clients get very upset when their phone is ringing all hours especially when some are in bed by 5pm. Its unnerving for them & they are frightened. I, like most people nowadays, don't answer calls unless I know the number. I'm on the do not call register & have private, unlisted numbers but get calls all the time from numbers I don't know-so I don't answer! Please stop wasting time, $s etc.
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Anonymous on 0488 862 221
I'm on the do not call register, and they still harass me. How can I take this further?
Anonymous on (02) 9188 9140
91887027 called scammed
Anonymous on (02) 8016 6977
Over the last few weeks have received at least 2 calls a day from this annoying little Indian...
Anonymous on (02) 4264 2477
going to disconnect my nbn
Anonymous on (02) 4604 1509