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 !!!!!!!!!!!!! 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!
Caller: Bush Heritage
Just Bush Heritage Australia asking for donations to help protect native wildlife. I accepted, gave my details, and after the call they sent a valid email. Completely harmless, you don't have to donate if you don't want to. The guy on the line was polite and cool!
24 complaints this year
24 total complaints
Anonymous on (08) 6214 2228
Confirmed scam operator. Do not respond.
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Anonymous on 0419 992 891
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I Called Back on (03) 5823 3418
I called back number (03) 5823 3418 reached voice mail but did not say for what company.