They want us to call urgently on this number regarding a quote. Why can't they ring me? Very doggy! Debt collectors from Dun & Bradstreet. Total f*cking wankers who need to learn to speak English. scum maggots who won't tell you they are D@B Street, gutter collection agency representing scamming companies who think they can rip you off, they purchase list of companies who are in dispute regarding out standing invoices and try to scare you into paying. DO NOT call them back, If they call you DO NOT given them any information, if you have out standing invoices to any company the Australian legislation is clear regarding collection. The way this company acts is not inline with Australian law. Caller: Claims to be Milton Graham (prev Dun & Bradstreet) debt collectors.
This is back, just got a text. Know I don't owe anyone any money so googled Milton Graham first, their phone number is different. Then found this. Posting a warning to FB & have blocked the number.
Caller: Claim to be Milton Graham
These calls go straight to my voice mail, no missed calls/or phone numbers register on my phone log and they claim I need to call them urgently and quote a reference number, they never mention the name of the person they are calling. I dont have any outstanding debts and no business with Milton Graham. They have called me up to 4 times a week and leave messages to call the 1300 554 191 and quote reference number, I wont be wasting my time calling them back, its a scam, if they want to reach me they can send a letter or allow me to answer a call from them instead of it going straight to voicemail, I am not even sure how you can do that!!
Caller: Milton Graham (previously Dun & Bradstreet)
Milton Graham, previously Dun & Bradstreet calls me up to 19 times a week. Coming from abroad, I was stupid enough to believe they had taken over an old debt from my home country, which was supposed to be settled. Being new in Australia, I answered their questions very confused that there was an amount of several thousand dollars that I had no idea existed - and was told the interest rate over several years had increased, and I would have to pay now or enter a payment agreement. They provided the amount, the original company the debt supposedly came from and told me they could lower the amount I owed them a little if I paid the full amount now. I told them there was no way I would pay some random person over the phone who had shown me no evidence whatsoever that they had taken over an old debt I was convinced had been settled. In the end they conquered my gut instinct and I entered a payment plan and they would be sending me the papers they had taken over the debt. When my financial situation changed I should contact them again and they could see what they could do for me in terms of lowering my debt. They also ensured me no further interest would be added as they had taken over the debt as a debt collecting company. I ended up paying them 3 x $100 but when I never received any documentation, I stopped paying. You may think: why the h*** did you pay three times before stopping the payments when you didn’t receive the documentation? Well, I received an email with an overview of the debt and the agreement and while it didn’t look professional, I never thought of debt collectors as professional. But I went to visit the website (not via a link but via a search engine) and it looked professional, but what fooled me was that the person I was communicating with on email and phone was portrayed as a case handler on the web site. When I went further and looked up the person on LinkedIn, the person with the photo on the web site also had a similar photo on LinkedIn and a well-developed profile with a longer cv and an account that had existed a number of years. This was enough to convince me it was a legit request. This is 1.5-2 years ago. Fake D&B, at some point, decided I wasn’t worth the effort, however, they started calling me again a couple of months ago, leaving automated phone messages on my answering machine and sending me the following text messages:
Hi, we have been trying to contact you to discuss an important matter. Please call Milton Graham (previously Dun & Bradstreet) on 1300 554 191 quoting xxxxxxxx immediately. Some second debt has miraculously also appeared out of thin air in the mean time. Having seen all this feedback from you good people has made me confident over the years, I was tricked by a bunch of scammers. Whether they created a fake website that I visited with fake LinkedIn profiles of fake employees or they used real employees’ names etc., I am not sure if as I deleted the old messages and don’t remember which website address I checked years ago, but it seems from all of our experiences that they are professional and successful since they keep doing this. Perhaps my summary of my experiences with the people behind the phone number will convince you not to provide any information or money. I seem to have been going the farthest with them - and I never, ever saw any evidence of them having taken over any debt that I was responsible for, I never received any receipts for the payments I made and if I had said to them I had $250 to pay here and now go delete a $2000 debt. I am sure they would have eventually taken it. I instead told them I had no money whatso ever and would only pay a minimum amount and I would never pay them this amount that was times bigger than the original amount. Hang up, don’t call back, download a call blocker app or change phone number and make sure it’s not listed. They are persistent.
Caller: 1300 554 191
They called saying it's important that Christopher calls them back. When I rang to tell them they had the wrong number, they decided it was me they actually wanted but the person couldn't give me my name?!?!
Now they keep calling still leaving messages for Christopher.....
Caller: got txt on phone
Got txt message saying my dedt of this amount from Vocus group limited has been refered to Milton Graham (prev dun & Bradstreet) for imediate recovery and i need to call to arrange payment..... i dont know that company and have not had anything to do with them. seems like a scam?
Dumb debt collectors, bunch of wankers. No intentions of answering their annoying calls. very annoying calling so many times, don't want to tell me why they are calling until I give them my personal detail which will never happen. very dodgy, anyone knows how to report them to stop receiving their calls. This number is Dun and Bradstreet (methinks trying to fake being Dunn & Bradstreet). IMHO These scum should be de-registered by ASIC. Breaching numerous Australian laws for debt recovery and quoting an amount owing that was never owed. Block their e-mails and SMS if possible. Some overseas call centre wanting your details. Get nasty when you refuse.
Told them I'll come to their office and demonstrate pushy before they hung up.. assh*les..
rand 13 times in one day.. off to the TIO.
Game on F$&kers.
D&B asking for my address and DOB before "proceeding with the request". No way I'm giving my details as they are the ones calling me. scammers don't give out any information no matter what. A debt collection service like dun and Bradstreet can not, and are not permitted at law, to call you more than 3 times in a week (or 10 times in the same month) in any state or territory in Australia.
The government authorities and ombudsmen will help you.
It is a proven, quick and easy stop.
Wanted to know my company and then got very angry when i didnt give them any specifics and then got apologietic saying they had my details in by mistake. These guys are probably scammers Won't identify themselves but want my dob address etc before proceeding- no way They called me at home numerous of times n I don't pick up ? Don't know who it is or want n they say it's urgent ? Can someone please tell me who this people are please Dun & Bradstreet - debt collection. Very pushy people.
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Anonymous on 0433 822 507
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Seems like a younger person randomly prank-calling people.
I Called Back on (02) 9799 2415
I returned a call from (02) 9799 2415 but the voicemail didn't mention the company name
Linda on 0419 874 046
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Anonymous on 1800 097 052
He called the work phone and was very persistent at wanting to speak with the owner. I told him...
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