Caller: 0488 828 500
This is the second time this number has called. First was on Friday 12/7/19, and again today 15/7/19.
Unsure where the lady said she was from - Vellouise/Velouis/something similar??
She called saying I’d entered a competition on 28/12/18, but couldn’t tell me which specific company I’d done it through or what the competition was exactly, but that they work with companies like Woolies, Coles, Aldi.
I questioned I did not remember the comp... especially that it was in my maiden name (I’m married, so don’t really use that name anymore), and that she had my old email address (still valid but I rarely use it)
I played along, answered some questions but then asked if she could email me some further information and the remainder of the questions so I could discuss them with my husband before proceeding. She said she would. 3 hours later I don’t have an email.
She tried telling me she understood my hesitance with regards to scams and insisted that I could look up their website - I reminded her that anyone can ring up claiming to be from a company, but that doesn’t mean they are.
She advised they are a financial institution that focuses on investment, and that they could organise an in home presentation with one of their reps to provide us with a “financial fitness” thing, which aims to give tips etc as to how to pay off your loan quicker.... and I too would receive a ‘Google Home Mini’ to keep 🤷♀️
All sounded ok, however I’m leaning toward scam because it just doesn’t add up.... be careful out there people.
I called back number 0488 828 500 it says the number I have dialed is not in service anymore. Caller: 0488 828 500
This number has been calling me all of last week and also this week 23/7/2019. I have not answered it, I have message bank but they are not leaving me a message. It is very annoying....
Caller: 0488 828 500
They've call me before and told them they are scammers. Then just hung up. They called me again. Typically they call then hang up just as you answer it to identify male/female. Then they will call again with the sting. So i'm waiting for them. This time I'm going to have fun with them and waste their time, which means less calls made and less opportunity to scam so one vulnerable. I'm aiming to keep them on the call for 10 mins. Let me know if you beat that. We should set up a prize for the person who keeps them on the line the longest.... there should be a sport in it!
called and did not leave a message. I guess it's spam. have now blocked the number. Rang and told me I'd get a free laptop if someone came over to our house and talked to us about retirement. Knew our names and address. VERY rude guy turned up and got angry because we didn't know why he was here, and wouldn't believe us when we said we'd only received 1 phone call, he kept repeating that we would've received 3 or 4. Lucky we have a mobile and proved we didn't in fact receive more than 1 call. He told us he could help us with our mortgage, and our investment property for our retirement - we don't have either of those things. He was in our house for a total of 5 minutes....and left.....without us getting our free laptop!!!! received call from woman from company called bell lewis who knew my name, said I had entered some competition online and gave my details (something I would NEVER do), wanted to know if I was a homeowner, and said I had won a laptop, all I had to do was give her some details and she would mail it out to me. I told her it sounded far too suspicious and asked her where she was...she hung up on me.. Caller: 0488 828 500
I had the same thing today from the same number. As soon as I said I was not a homeowner he was no longer interested. They must be targeting homeowners specifically for some reason.
They've been blocked.
I’ve been getting missed calls from this number for maybe a month now. Today, I finally answered it. A women, knew my name, which is disturbing, said I’ve enters a completion and won an Apple I phone and or something else. Then asked how much equity I had in my house. How did she know I was a homeowner?? She asked if I had maybe $130,000 equity or something like that. I said, why do you need to know that, she said to be able to enter the contest. (She said I had won at the start of the convo). I said nah, I haven’t got much equity and she said, sorry to have wasted your time and hung up.
It was a scam coldcall to get you to invest in property in a new development, somewhere rural and remote, they organise the bank loans, the construction, the build then find out the house isn’t finished and have a big financial mess that takes years to clean up, and then years later, get a cold call, today actually and it was like that day I received a similar phone call to the one I answered in 2014. It’s scary this still goes on. It’s scary to know the regulator ASIC, continues to let these companies register and then go into voluntary insolvency and then let them registers and practise their same dodgy business again by changing the name or director
Missed the call then I rang them back. I asked who it was and her accent was so bad I couldn’t understand her. I asked 5 times who she was and then she started giving me attitude. Told her to bugger off. Scammer Caller: 0488 828 500
Keeps on calling so i just blocked the number , no more calls from them
Scam...block the number !! Keep calling me for the past few weeks. I never pick it up.
After read all the comments above. I’ll block that number.
Got 2 calls so far. (5/8/19) Looked them up. Some sort of investment company. Said I won a free laptop entered a competition 5 months ago. It’s a scam. I never entered Anything.
Caller: Lauren Bell
Same as above - said I'd won a laptop from a competition i entered about 12 months ago and wanted to get my details so they could send the laptop around with an 'information pack'; as soon as she said that, I hung up the phone. I'd say it's some kind of telemarketer trying to get you to agree to some bulls**t. If this number calls, don't answer.
Some bloke called me saying i'm a winner .. … I never entered any competition to win …. funny how I can pick up a scammer quite easily these days ... I called the number back on a landline and an Aussie guy answered with just a "Hello" you would think if it was a business they would have some phone ettiquite ? I asked who I was speaking with and he got a little suspicious and said who are you after, when I said not sure I got a missed call from your number he hung up on me !
So I'm thinking this must be a scam - number blocked
They have been calling me almost everyday. If I pick up , without saying anything they hang up. Once a lady with Aussie accent just said tried to pronounce my name and failed, then just out of nowhere said wrong number and hung up. Caller: I don’t know
They’ve called me 4 times in the last week.
27 complaints this year
27 total complaints
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