Normal says "Guys, it's 100% normal for charities to regularly call up (even or especially when you already donate) and ask you if you can contribute more to a certain campaign or other. No need to flip your lid and say you're DONE with them. This is how the motherf*cking world works, mang!!!"
Many of us who have donated do it online and do not need to be inundated by phone calls and paper mail asking for more, especially when our contact details have been passed on to third parties. When told that we prefer to receive email requests only so we can decide when and if to respond and decide how much to donate rather than being told, and our wishes are disrespected, then we have every right to "flip our lids". Furthermore, why do they not leave a message so we can respond if we miss the call? If you are expecting an important call and keep checking your phone only to find unfamiliar numbers which don't even leave a message, it adds stress and frustration to your day. Most people who receive these calls have or do donate already so how about a bit of respect instead of complaining about those who open their purses to support others?
I called back number (03) 9998 9645 rang once then gets disconnected automatically. Guys, it's 100% normal for charities to regularly call up (even or especially when you already donate) and ask you if you can contribute more to a certain campaign or other. No need to flip your lid and say you're DONE with them. This is how the motherf*cking world works, mang!!!! These charities are using Acceleon to find your number. Give them a call and ask to be taken off their list (03) 9670 9797 Was Greenpeace Just found this on the Choice website: "For-profit marketing companies like Mondail, Insight Charity Fundraising Services and 2evolve are making money from this loophole in the Do Not Call Register – it's time to clean up this mess and give consumers an option to opt out of any call that asks them for money."
Repeated calls from this and related numbers all starting with 03-9998 [and ending with 9645, 9648, 9650, 9657, 9662]. All now blocked. No message left, hang-ups etc. obviously a call centre. A very, very persistent call centre who weirdly seem to think I might be willing to talk to them after this level of harrassment. Thanks to all the feedback I have just read... I have now blocked this number :) Any phone number start with 03 9998 are the call I do not want to answer. when you answered they hung up on you. very annoying. They call me many times in a week. was wilderness society.
I was expecting this.
It was a telemarketing company for Unicef. It’s a scam for sure, especially reading all the reviews. They claimed they got my info as I signed up to a Climate Change Petition on Facebook, which I don’t remember and even if I did how did they even get my number?! It’s not even on Facebook. I ended the call very shortly. Caller: (03) 9998 9645
They called, silence, then hung up....
Phone rang, when I answered - silence then a hangup. Dodgy! Caller: Claimed to be an environmental charity
Lectured me about climate change, although I said I understood the knew the issues. Asked for ongoing donation which I would never agree to on the phone even if I wanted to.
Blocked them. They said they got my number via Facebook, but I don't have my number on FB. All very weird.
Luckily I missed the call.
Did a reverse search & found this info.
I do monthly donations to a few charities and am sick and tired if them asking for MORE money.
I have warned a few of them and will cancel future donations to any that telephone me.
Wasn't aware that it was a call center for numerous charities, otherwise would have done it earlier.
Sick of the guilt trip that they try on me.
I think it's a scam. It says green peace and ask for donation, to confirm they are not scammer I ask them to send details to my email, which the person respond he can't do that due to some confidentiality issue?! Hello? Green peace always send me emails on their activities, but can't do that for donation related confirmation? Sounds like scammer who pretend to be Green peace or whatever organisation they claim to be from Another infuriating call from an unknown caller who can't be bothered leaving a message no matter who they've disturbed/woken/interrupted or otherwise caused stress to. I'm fed up with it and have blocked the number - but I have to keep unblocking some of these nuisance numbers because of my phone's limitations. I received a call from this number too. Having read through the comments on this website and seeing that callers claimed to be calling on behalf of so many different charities: Care Australia, Greenpeace, Wilderness Society etc tells me the number belongs to for a profit marketing company. Great business model living off people's donations, much like Apple Marketing. Caller: (03) 9998 9645 Possibly for CARE Australia
Caller claimed to be from CARE Australia to whom I donate regularly and had recently given extra. Caller persisted despite being advised that I was unable to give more. I eventually just hung up. I have written strong protest note to CARE. I hope it's just that CARE have become grossly over-enthusiastic and/or disorganised (if so my regular donations will cease if it's not fixed) and not that their database has been hacked. I have also blocked this number but they'll just use a variant so I won't respond to any 9998... calls in future.
6 complaints this year
25 total complaints
Anonymous on (02) 8809 2721
always calls twice...computer generated call
Anonymous on (02) 9563 7774
calls at odd hours and never leaves a message or answers on return calls. Sounds like a marketing...
I Called Back on 0468 995 871
I returned a call from 0468 995 871 but the voicemail didn't mention the company name
Anonymous on 0478 287 442
Said he was from street smart/ neighbourhood watch. He was in the area handing out booklets. Told...
Anonymous on (02) 8097 1959
Call and then hang up. No message left. Most likely scam.