• Isabelle the Curious
    March 3, 2015
    Unknown
    Australia
    Here is the interesting thing about debt collectors. If they ring you, it means you no longer have the debt---to anyone! The reason is that the original company you owed the money to, sold your debt (for less than you owed them) to the debt collection company (knowing you are unlikely to ever pay up). The debt collection agency took a gamble - they figure if they hassle you enough they will get you to pay and they make a profit because they paid less for your debt than you will pay them...Catch is,you dont owe the money to the original company anymore (they sold the debt) and you never made any legal agreement with the debt collector - all you need to say to them, is "I do not have a contract with you." Just keep saying that - "I dont have a contract with you"...they get the hint and see that they cant fool you pretty soon and they stop calling :-)
  • Hmmm
    March 4, 2015
    Unknown
    Australia
    Unfortunately you are dead wrong. Companies may sell a debt legitimately and those debt collectors who purchased the debt (or their clients) may pursue you as if the debt is owed to them. And they do, yes they take a "gamble" in buying the debts, it also means they are far more likely to pursue the matter to the end, court, judgment, enforcement, etc. Also not all debt collectors purchase debts, most do not, they are acting for the company you owe the money to on a commission basis. By taking the advice "I don't have a contract with you" etc all you are going to do is force them to consider suing you, rather than trying to get repayments made.
  • Gerald
    October 3, 2016
    Debt Collector
    Australia
    Panthera Finance - Dept Collectors
  • mark
    September 30, 2015
    Unknown
    Australia
    they phone my house regularly asking for my son , who doesn't live here , and when I ask who's calling I was given a name Nick Edwards and was told it was an urgent business matter ......I could understand one call maybe but not regular calls , sick of them ....
  • Vick
    August 10, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    The dept collector was trying to get into contact with my sister what's so creepy about it is this dept collector was actually going on Facebook contacting all her friends and family via inbox aswell as calling her friends were he had got there numbers of facey in the profile mind u he even put a hand written letter in her letter box but yet funny thing is my sister does not have any depts
  • Anonymous
    September 10, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    That's not entirely correct. Debt collectors work on two types of debt. Contingency debt is debt being handled on behalf of the client (bank/telco etc). They will say 'we are calling on behalf of...". The other is purchase debt which was sold to them and which they are within their legal rights to chase. At the end of the day, you used/borrowed it, you pay it. That's just the right thing to do. We all fall on hard times, doesn't mean we don't pay our way through life. If you are having a hard time, most of them will bend over backwards to help you, hardship, moratoriums tiny payment arrangements that take years to pay. If you don't like paying these companies, don't take out the service. It's not rocket science. If they stop calling you can be defaulted for up to 15 years in NSW so good luck getting a phone, white goods or anything on finance or a loan within that time. Be honest and get some integrity people.
  • Anonymous
    December 15, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Panthera Finance

    I keep getting harassed about a debt I don't even have. Have been so paranoid and checked it all out. Get texts from random numbers which is them, offering a "discount" if I pay immediately? I literally do not have the debt they claim!!!
  • Anonymous
    December 10, 2020
    Debt collector
    Australia
    Caller: Panthera Finance - HAD ENOUGH

    Scam debt collectors. Seems they have bought or created fake debts and cannot prove any of what they claim. They will also call and text you from random mobile numbers. Block everyone number that contacts you and send a complaint to the ACCC with the phone number and advise them it is Panthera Finance harassing you. Pathetic excuse for a company.
  • Anonymous
    October 20, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    They called and asked for James. I said ain’t no James here. Then he asked me to prove it. I said “would James do this?” And hung up.
  • Anonymous
    October 7, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    I was called by Lua also, he rang my work place and asked to speak to my Manager, like WTF.
  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Lua>?

    I got a call about my husbands cousin - who is in another country. Very unprofessional and a bit scary considering the only connection we have is on Facebook. Very Stalker like.
  • Anonymous
    August 14, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Called me trying to contact my neighbour, claimed they had a database of addresses and phone numbers and found me and asked me to put a note in his letterbox as they needed to speak to him as he is under investigation. Misuse of database and breach of his privacy, they have no reason to have my number or link that to my address I am not subject of debt
  • Anonymous
    March 5, 2020
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    Caller: debt collector

    Constant calls. I have asked them to stop calling (Take me off their list) as I do not know the individual that they are seeking. Now when I answer with my name they hang up... Just frustrating and annoying to say the least as they are calling my business line and mobiles
  • Anonymous
    January 15, 2020
    Debt collector
    Australia
    Persistent calls from a company that do not identify themselves. Calling me on the chance that I might be related to a person with the same last name, who has a relative with a similar first name. Very distrustful that I am telling the truth
  • Anonymous
    December 19, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Panthera

    They say I have a debt with a credit union that I have never done business with. I have asked them numerous times (since March this year) to provide evidence that this debt exists and they have been unable to give me anything. They have been heavily fined by ACCC for harassing people over unsubstantiated debts. DO NOT PAY ANYTHING until they prove there is a debt!!!
  • Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    Debt collector
    Australia
    Caller: Panthera Finance

    the number is Panthera Finance and they are chasing a debt thats BEEN PAID and was never a debt to sell in the first place.
    They have been calling us for a number of years now.... borderline harrassment.
  • anon
    April 8, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: (07) 3535 9000

    scam!
  • Anonymous
    April 8, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    scam!!
  • Anonymous
    March 15, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: two guys...one was gregg and the other with an indian accent vido.

    out of the blues we get two phone calls stating that I owe them a loan that has not yet been paid and that we have had business back then in Queensland.

    they gave us this stupid number (07) 3535 9000...and the reference no..54475955 which amounts to nothing....I think I am calling the ACCC or the FDS whatever...thanks but whatever it is there is no account, and there were never any loan...

    just wanted to let yo guys know how this whatever works..
  • Anonymous
    October 27, 2018
    Debt collector
    Australia
    Caller: DEBT Collector

    Lavaka was his name either from Panthera or Lion Finance who continuously rings an elderly woman to reach me. ASIC were advised of the harrassment and elderly abuse from this company and did nothing cause it still persists..
    I've been threatened to be taken to court,well bring it and let's see where fraud upon the court ends up..

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