• Anonymous
    March 21, 2022
    Survey
    Australia
    I RECEIVED THIS SMS TODAY:
    This is a message on behalf of the police in your state or territory. The Social Research Centre will call you in the coming days to see if you can take part in an important study on safety and crime in your area. Reply '1' if you are 18+,'2' if you are under 18 or '3' to opt out.
    i EMAILED A COPY TO THE STATE POLICE AND DELETED IT
  • Anonymous
    May 9, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Got the same. Have deleted and blocked number.
  • Anonymous
    June 20, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    same message 3 time since 21/04/2022
  • Anonymous
    June 16, 2022
    SMS
    Australia
    Received an SMS regarding a survey on behalf of the police in relation to safety and crime.
    It also says that contact will be made by the Social Research Centre in the coming days.
    For once, it appears that this may actually be legitimate.
    A Google search of the number brings up the Social Research Centre website.
    This number is one of many listed as numbers that text messages may be sent from.
  • Anonymous
    June 16, 2022
    SMS
    Australia
    Just received the following:-

    "This is a message on behalf of the police in your state or territory. The Social Research Centre will call you in the coming days to see if you can take part in an important study on safety and crime in your area. Reply '1' if you are 19+, '2' if you are under 18 or '3' to opt out."

    A google search of the phone number does bring up the Social Research Centre website, but there does not appear to be any mention of this number within the website. What is also interesting is that this study is not mentioned under their list of current surveys.

    I think the old "when in doubt, don't" applies in this instance.
  • Anonymous
    May 19, 2022
    SMS
    Australia
    I also received a text message just now from this number stating…

    This is a message on behalf of the police in your state or territory. The Social Research Centre will call you in the coming days to see if you can take part in an important study on safety and crime in your area. Reply '1' if you are 18+,'2' if you are under 18 or '3' to opt out.

    Looks like they are still at it

    I have blocked and deleted
  • David Balfour
    May 19, 2022
    Survey
    Australia
    Caller: The Social Research Centre

    This is a message on behalf of the police in your state or territory. The Social Research Centre will call you in the coming days to see if you can take part in an important study on safety and crime in your area. Reply '1' if you are 18+,'2' if you are under 18 or '3' to opt out.

    I looked up their website: https://www.srcentre.com.au and phoned their 1800 number. This is NOT a scam despite what some have written above. The research group is part of ANU (The Australian National University). Now we are at the stage that bonafide surveys are thought of as scams
  • Anonymous
    April 21, 2022
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: 0426 308 027

    Also received below message. Have forwarded onto police scam area. (Mental blank on the name of area sorry)

    "This is a message on behalf of the police in your state or territory. The Social Research Centre will call you in the coming days to see if you can take part in an important study on safety and crime in your area. Reply '1' if you are 18+,'2' if you are under 18 or '3' to opt out."

    Have blocked and reported number
  • Anonymous
    April 21, 2022
    Survey
    Australia
    Caller: SRCENTRE.COM.AU

    If you google the number the srcentre research website comes up.
    The number is 1 of a number listed as belonging to this group
    Assume legit survey, but I haven't tried
  • AA
    April 21, 2022
    Survey
    Australia
    Caller: https://www.srcentre.com.au/research-participants

    Actually this isn't a scam but a research group, it still may be annoying but not a scam, see web site:
    https://www.srcentre.com.au/research-participants

    and no I'm not associated with them in any way, just did some research
  • Anonymous
    April 19, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: SRCentre

    https://www.srcentre.com.au/research-participants
  • Anonymous
    April 19, 2022
    Scam call
    Australia
    Got same text. Clearly a scam
    From 0426 308 027:
    This is a message on behalf of the police in your state or territory. The Social Research Centre will call you in the coming days to see if you can take part in an important study on safety and crime in your area. Reply '1' if you are 18+,'2' if you are under 18 or '3' to opt out.
  • Anonymous
    April 16, 2022
    Unknown
    United States
    Blocking this too
  • Anonymous
    April 11, 2022
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Scammer text

    Same as above, claims to be from the police but is clearly a scam. Delete it immediately!
  • Anonymous
    April 11, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Just got this also.
    Deleted and blocked.
  • Anonymous
    April 11, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Don’t know.

    I also received a text message from this number stating…

    This is a message on behalf of the police in your state or territory. The Social Research Centre will call you in the coming days to see if you can take part in an important study on safety and crime in your area. Reply '1' if you are 18+,'2' if you are under 18 or '3' to opt out.

    Suggest it’s a scam. Deleted.
  • Anonymous
    March 28, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    I also received a text message from this number stating…

    This is a message on behalf of the police in your state or territory. The Social Research Centre will call you in the coming days to see if you can take part in an important study on safety and crime in your area. Reply '1' if you are 18+,'2' if you are under 18 or '3' to opt out.

    Deleted
  • Anonymous
    March 28, 2022
    SMS
    Australia
    I just got the exact same text. I will do the same.

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