I've received half a dozen calls in the last two months from this number (AAMI). Every time they are after an 'asian woman's name' and don't seem to comprehend that I, an Australian male with an very English sounding name, am not this woman!
There are many comments here that the callers are claiming to be from different companies; JustCar, GIO, AAMI etc. A wikipedia search shows that these are all part of Suncorp:
"Suncorp is the parent company of insurance company GIO, which is mainly used as a general insurance company representing Suncorp outside Queensland, offering similar products to the Suncorp branded insurance product in Queensland. Suncorp also owns the AAMI, Apia, Just Car Insurance, Shannons, InsureMyRide, Vero, Terri Scheer, Bingle, CIL, Asteron and Tyndall insurance brands in Australia, and Vero, Asteron, Guardian Trust, Tyndall, Vero Liability, AA Insurance, SIS, CMV/AXIOM"
Apparently AAMI have also confirmed that the number is legit. So it's less of a scam and much more of incompetence I'd say
Just got a call me this number. The lady had a foreign accent, not sure from where. Told me she was calling from AAMI and told me the call would be recorded, no options given. She then said that she needed to ask me some person information which I relied that I would not give to someone cold calling me. I do have a recent claim with AAMI but have been corresponding with emails. Told her to email me with the email address that they have on their system. Did not like the nature of the call one bit, sounded very suspicious. Legit. It's AAMI and probably relates to a claim against you by another party. Suncorp vehicle insurance not a scam!!! Supposedly from Shannons about my "incident". They couldnt supply any details of the incident and wanted to "clarify" some of my details. I call it a scam , had several calls from this number with the same story.
Unsure how they got my details from Shannons, its obviously someoone who has inside information on insurance claims, perhaps from a repairer. It shouldnt be too difficult for authorities to track them down.
Indian claimed to be from Shannons and wanted information about a recent "incident" They couldn't provide me any details about the "incident" so I politely got rid of them.
They said they were calling from India.
Part of AAMI insurance for a claim made, not a scam. when you call back it is a pre recorded message to say they will call you back again. said was suncorp. never was part of it. i didnt call back after hearing the missed call message s I got a missed call and again they called me and want my details i said it looks fishy u just tell me why u need my details then i said no after she said she will send me letter to respond then hung up Scam! Said they were from AAMI about an accident of a car which I've already sold several months ago. They asked my details which I didn't give
They now seem to be calling on another number (07) 5475 4542 saying from GIO now How do I verify if it's real. They said they can't access RMS to find new owner because of security
Indian saying he's from Shannon's, couldn't understand anything else. Told I'll only accept email correspondence and blocked number They hung up when I answered Called twice and never left a message Caller: Supposedly AAMI
This is absolutely a scam. I had two of these calls about 2 weeks apart. Both times the caller said that they were from AAMI and asked me to confirm my details. Both times I told them that they were going to have to identify themselves first, and their response was "we will send you a letter instead". After the second call I then called AAMI (who I used to have an insurance policy with) via 13 22 44 and they said that neither call was from them.
Caller: Jordan from GiO Motor Insurance
Got a call from this number, at first I didn’t understand what he was saying, he was talking very quickly with a thick Indian accent. There was a pause after answering that made me assume it was an international call even thought the number is listed as Queensland. He told me the call was being recorded, I told him to stop recording since I had no association with the company (after a quick Google search). I was firm and he told me he would call back from a different number. 5 minutes later he calls me back on the same number, leading me to assume this was cyphened from a different number to just one number to mask it. He asked for my details in regards to an incident. I told him I hadn’t been in any car accidents, he asked for my details to do a search I told him I wouldn’t give them to him. It’s obviously a data trolling call, after refusing to give him what he wanted he got crusted and annoyed at me. This is definitely scammer behaviour. They’ve just gotten a hold of a legitamte number and are pretending to be from these companies to get your information or money. There may have been a data leak somewhere as I recently got an scan email claiming to be from SunCorp as well so it appears to be doing the rounds at the moment.
could be anyone Caller: Not sure who called - Foreign accent .. Left msg .. but spoke too fast
Why are these foreigners allowed to call and not speak proper English and speak so fast that you have no idea what they are on about
I beg to differ sir, all insurance by its very nature is a scam Caller: Foreign voice
Claimed to be from GIO. Said the call will be recorded. Asked for personal details "to confirm your identity". At that stage I said, "you called me. I don't give out that information on the phone and hung up".
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Anonymous on (03) 9018 7487
These people are starting early this morning, 8.50am. I am sick and tired of them.
Anonymous on 0409 396 516
When I called the number back it said it wasn’t connected.
I Called Back on (07) 3186 2130
I called back number (07) 3186 2130 spoke to a guy but did not hear the name of the company...
Anonymous on (07) 3922 1000
This call was from AAMI about my car insurance.
Anonymous on +61 445 636 765
Did not leave a message