• not Julie's victim
    May 8, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Julie

    Julie phoned claiming she was representing a charity called children with disabilities and she was just wanting to let me know my artwork was ready for approval.
    I never agree to run campaigns via a telephone conversation and when I expressed this to Julie she claimed that she has a recording from February. Figuring out it was a scam, I hung up.
    Julie if you read this, do us a favor and take a long walk off a short pier!
  • Anoynymous
    March 10, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Julia Ryan

    A person called Julia Ryan called our company several time claiming that one of our employees (with name) has approved her back in November for advertising with Children witth Different Abilities. Insisted we approved her on the phone but we never, none of our employees would easily agree to anything.

    We spent so much time on the phone before we realised it's a scam. GET A LIFEEEE

    A total scammer.
  • Bernadette
    February 28, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Estelle

    SCAM. Pretended she spoke to me back in November 2019 and said I had accepted our business to be in an advertisement. Sent art work for approval followed by a $550 invoice. Ridiculous! Reported to ACCC for unethical consumerism. This is theft and fraud.
  • Anonymous
    February 27, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: scammer

    scammer
  • Anonymous
    February 25, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Someone calling herself Tammy Lane

    Claiming to have produced advertising material on our behalf. Never engaged with them or have any record of correspondence. Has all the hallmarks of a scam.
  • Anonymous
    June 15, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Jess

    The call i received was the same as most of the rest on this page.

    I supposedly had been contacted months ago and now they are wanting Approval for art work in the "Children with Different Abilities" which i have never heard of.

    The mobile number that i received the call from was 0422 305 318, see left a message that just said it was Jess could i give her a call back. Being a small business owner, i receive a lot of calls but they would normally say where they are calling from.

    Please find attached PDF file located just below our signature.
    (sometimes its at the very bottom of the email thread instead)

    Please check to make sure all details are correct and you are happy with the proposed artwork then reply in one of the following ways.

    1. Please print off, sign & fax back to (02) 8080 8215
    2. Please print off, sign, scan & email back to info @ childrenwithdifferentabilities.com.au
    3. Please send a simple reply email saying "I Approve”.

    Number 3. is usually the quickest and easiest.

    Kind Regards,
    Steph Walker

    Phone: 1300 65 88 57
    Fax: (02) 8080 8215
    Email: info @ childrenwithdifferentabilities.com.au
    Website: www.childrenwithdifferentabilities.com.au
  • Anonymous
    June 5, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: kirsty lana and chantall

    same calls same scam we spoke month ago etc

    the 1st time i gave them the benefit of the doubt
    the 2nd time was even sneakier -no call just an email to approve art work and then a call to ask me to approve it
    stupidly I thought it was from the first caller being children with different abilities but in fact it was for a magazine for work place safety
    the 3rd time for a defence magazine I was ready and told them off and blocked the number
    they are from the same publisher and all have the same ABN
  • Annoyed Office Manager
    February 18, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Ava Green

    This girl has rung me before - cant remember when - but claimed that they had our artwork approved. I know for sure that we never sent them our artwork, she then claimed to have a 'bounced back' email from the address - she read it back to me - stupid me said no no you have wrong email... gave her the correct ending. So she said she would send me the artwork to ok.... just got artwork now... looks exactly same email as listed above.... It is clear that they 'lift artwork' from your webpage and all contact details... to then contact you... or a web design company has prob provided details too.....
  • Anonymous
    February 6, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Children with different abilities

    For a month or more my husband and I (who run a small earthworks company) have been harassed from people claiming to be from a charity magazine “children with different abilities”.
    All of the calls have been off different numbers demanding that we pay for an advertisement that we never signed up or approved for. We tell them no and take us off their data base and they either get rude and nasty and hang up or reassure us that we will be. Only to have another number call us the next day or off private numbers. When we ask for a verification email we never get one. Well we finally got one today. They somehow got our details but I’ve reported them to the affairs and then called off the number they gave us in their email. No one answered the first time but they answered the second time and were very unprofessional,
    “Hello.”
    I ask for her name and she asked: “my name?”
    I say: “yes your name”
    And she says Sarah (yeah sure it is Sarah.)
    I ask her if this is the correct number for children with different abilities and she says it is.
    I was very short, sharp and to the point in reiterating our situation with them and also threatened to report her organisation to the affairs of we got another call.
    She’s says: “okay... yes.” This is literally all she said
    I reply: “No. not okay yes. You take us off because the next call my husband or I receive and you are reported.”
    She said she would take us off the data base but never asked for our details and hung up. So I’ll call back in an hour or so and harass them until the calls cease.
    This is a huge inconvenience for a small company like us who depend on our phone to get work and instead we are dealing with scammers like this. Please report them! Hopefully they get shut down!
  • Anonymous
    January 31, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Julie

    After several phone calls telling them nicely we have not given approval please stop calling and demanding money. My last conversation with Julie got very heated after I called her "Honey" After having enough of them harassing our business for money I screen shot some of the comments from this page and reply emailed to them saying firmly do not contact us again. A few days later they replied saying they have taken us off their call and email list. I hate being rude to people but I had had enough.
  • Anonymous
    December 9, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Kimberly

    Check out this page about the advertising scam

    https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/resources-and-tools/scams/small-business-scams/unauthorised-advertising-scam
  • Anonymous
    December 9, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Kimberly

    Same disability magazine called me saying I approved an ad and are chasing me for $$$ money. I think this is one of many many similar useless "magazines" that nobody has ever heard of trying to sell ads. Consumer Affairs need to shut these down!
  • Anonymous
    November 22, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Children With Different Abilities - Julia Ryan *Scammer*

    Called multiple times - told her not interested - Sent through email for re-advertising the business through the Children with diff abilties (we have never done so before) and kept calling asking for people that no longer work here (deceased) being very persistent and rude, so I gave it back to her and she hung up in a huff. Seriously get a life we actually have decent people to serve and help within our business and not have our time taken up by rude scamming wastes of spaces like you Julia Ryan (If that is even your real name) !!
  • Anonymous
    November 1, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Scam call for a magazine

    Received a call stating my artwork was ready for approval for an ad I "verbally approved" in August. Said that I make a point not to advertise in any magazines due to scams so it's not something that I would have signed up for. They got annoyed at me saying "well we don't want people advertising that don't want to be a part of our organisation" and hung up on me 😂😂😂
  • Anonymous
    October 30, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Kimberley

    She said my art work was ready , and I said what art work ? She said that I agreed on the phone in February? No I didn’t total scam, and she wants $500.00 and she will post it to my house.

    Scammers
  • SIMON
    October 24, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Estelle Jones

    Had exactly the same thing. She (probably not her real name) sounded so adamant that we spoke and because I have woken to these germs since early this year, I flat refused. Told her so as well. Getting sick of these and wished Fed police would do something to shut these arseholes down. Fallen for it twice but never again.
    Rang me on mobile number 0423 683 465. Fax (02) 8080 8215 Ph 1300 65 88 57.
  • Anonymous
    August 14, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Laurel

    A lady called on the 12/8/2019 and on 14/08/2019. When she called Monday she's just calling to get my postal address to send me a registry package free of charge. When I questioned her to give me more info where she was from she said she was on a time limit and didn't have time for this and said I have to have it because I am a registered business and if I refuse she will send it to tax. Then a guy rang me from 0432 083 687 wanting my postal address as well, got really agitated when I said no and hung up on me. I rang him back and he said it is illegal for me to swear at him and rambled on and then hung up on me. An hour later the woman called and had a go at me and hung up. I think they are a couple team and they are using the same sells spills at Countrywide Austral. I rang Countrywide Austral and let them know. I'm pretty sure they are selling businesses info to third parties and the scammer callers are their ex-employees or current. I think stay clear of them too!
  • Anonymous
    August 8, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Julia Ryan

    Children with different abilities scam
    www.childrenwithdifferentabilities.com.au
    Scammer. Tried to pretend that we had talked before and had agreed to advertise in her scam e-magazine. All we had to do was reply back to the artwork she had sent me with "approved" and I wouldn't need to do anything else. Of course then they would bill me! When I asked her when I had agreed to any advertising she pretended to get angry at me for not remembering it....then she said "Oh! This is beyond a joke!" and hung up on me.
    Here is a copy of the email she sent me a day before calling ....


    Dear John Smith (etc)

    Please find attached PDF file located just below our signature.
    (sometimes its at the very bottom of the email thread instead)

    Please check to make sure all details are correct and you are happy with the proposed artwork then reply in one of the following ways.

    1. Please print off, sign & fax back to (02) 8080 8215
    2. Please print off, sign, scan & email back to info @ childrenwithdifferentabilities.com.au
    3. Please send a simple reply email saying "I Approve”.

    Number 3. is usually the quickest and easiest.

    Kind Regards,
    Julia Ryan

    Phone: 1300 65 88 57
    Fax: (02) 8080 8215
    Email: info @ childrenwithdifferentabilities.com.au
    Website: www.childrenwithdifferentabilities.com.au
  • Anonymous
    July 5, 2019
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    Older woman calling about sending business registry information about businesses in my area. I kept asking why I would want that information and what does it actually tell me. Very evasive. She got my postal address, which is all over my website ago no big deal. Then wanted names and email and fax. Why? Well she wants to send more info randomly. She had an Australian accent but then complained she had been on the phone for to
    long, 10 minutes!. And hung up. It had been 3.4 minutes.
  • Anonymous
    April 30, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Called to say they sending free info package to all businesses

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