Caller: Purportedly 'World Vision'
I am getting a strong feeling that this number is used by scammers to induce 'donations' from unwary victims.
Got a call during business hours today (to our business line). It showed up as the mobile number: 0488 828 663. So, we answered the call, thinking it would be a customer enquiry. But, no.
ALSO, feel that this is a scam, because, if you read all the other posts about this number (on this page) you'll see that the 'organisation' that is calling, changes frequently. One time it's 'Green Peace' - then it's 'Bush Heritage Australia' - then it's 'World Vision'.
The REAL organisations don't have the money, the staff, or the time to set up call centers for cold calling people all day every day - seeking donations. That's just NOT how they work.
Be wary people!
did not leave a message Caller: Greenpeace
Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Got a call from this number this morning, didn't answer but had a feeling it was a scam call. Caller: Possibly Green Peace - didn't leave a message
I supported a recent Green Peace survey against drilling in the Great Australian Bite, then got an email asking for monthly donations and now a call....seriously why cant we just do one thing without it leading to solicitation for more.
I got a call and the person knew me by name. As soon as I started responding to ask who it was, they hung up. Tried calling back and the line automatically disconnected, it wouldn't ring. Caller: St John's Ambulance
Apparently I showed interest in the work St John's do (apparently through some online surveys....SCAM), went on for 12 minutes (normally I just hang up but I kept listening) all for trying to get me to be a supporter and donate each month, said that I couldn't about three times, kept pushing so I hung up!
I'm all for supporting charities but this isn't the way to do it.
Now I don't know how to get off the call list for more calls like this!
ANNOYING & causes huge distress when you're expecting a REAL CALL. Especially an EMERGENCY. Just STOP STOP STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!! Caller: Public Outreach
Called me didn’t leave a msg I called it back and I got a msg bank saying it was public outreach. SCAM
I don't answer numbers I don't recognise, this being one of them. Clearly a scammer. Add to your Blocked Numbers list. Caller: Children's Outreach
Recieved a call from this mobile number 02/09/2019. The man on the other end claimed to be from Children's Outreach (yet it sounded like he was standing at a busy intersection). I immediately hung up the call. Sounded like he was asking for donations to said Charity. I have since been in touch with charity to let them know the sitation. I have not received a response from them.
Caller: 0488 828 663
Lady said she was from Greenpeace. Wanted to know how my day was and what I had been up to.
Seriously? As if Im telling.
Asked her politely a few times I wasnt interested in the call but she continued with her spiel. So I just hung up.
I can only assume it was a scam.
Caller: Outreach, on behalf of Bush Heritage
asking for donations (weekly!) and VERY much reading from a script.
did seem to originate 'locally' (not internationally)
Caller: 0488 828 663
MSF: Doctors without Borders. Signed up on website link for map + fridge magnet. May well be a marketing firm that is contracted by all these "charities", so may be legit, but far too slick. THEY OBVIOUSLY AFTER MONEY .. LEGIT OR NO. BEST IGNORED!
I saw all the above warnings. Thank you. Block they are definitely a scam
I’ve been waiting for call back to job interviews
So sick of these pricks wasting my f*cking time
Caller: scammers it looks like
After reading all of these comments, it looks like it's all sorts of "charities" scammers more like it, BLOCKED :-)
It happened to me, too. Called didn't leave a message Caller: On behalf of Plan (child sponsorship)
I do sponsor a child through Plan. I'll say to them, if you don't want me to do that anymore a great way to get rid of me would be to give my details to third parties call factories seeking funds for whatever!
18 complaints this year
25 total complaints
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