Caller: Australian Receivables Ltd
These calls are from Australian Receivables Ltd. They are a debt collection agency for Centrelink. If you have an unpaid debt then they'll call you. DO NOT give them any of your details. They have no legal rights to contact you and demand your details. I had paid my small debt prior to them contacting me and they were still demanding I provide all my personal details. I referred them back to Human Services to check the details of the debt. Check your MyGov account for any debts you may have, don't deal with these people.
ARL urgent matter? wtf is this? Text message-- same as another post... did a Google search ARL receivables search and under Google reviews of the so called business... People have said its a scam to get your info... Thanks for leaving this comment, it confirmed my suspicions.
I got two text messages (one today, one last week) from a mobile phone number 0408 459 220:
"ARL; We tried calling you but could not get through. Please call 1300 789 213 OR reply CALLME and we will be back today. Quote Ref DNxxxxxxxx."
Thought it was bullsh*t and I sure didn't reply but because I've been sending out a lot of job applications I needed to make sure.
Anyone else experienced these approaches after using job platforms?
ARL:please contact ARL regarding an important personal matter in your name 0n 1300 789 213 or reply CALLME. Quote ref DN=========
Text from 0484 312 656
Hi, I just got the same text message from 0484 012 243 asking to call ARL on 1300 789 213 regarding important personal matter, how can we report these scammers to police? I am sick and tired on increased number of scam calls and text messages. How do these mongrels get our numbers? Caller: Indian lady
I recived same massege
she said give me your info and give me your bank account for take mony.
ARL; Please contact Australian Receivables Ltd regarding an urgent personal matter in your name on 1300 789 213 or reply CALLME. QUOTE Ref DN!@#@@#$$$
Same thing to call 1300 789 213 regarding Urgent matter. Never had Centrelink before so all but SCAM!!! Caller: ARL -COLLECTORS FOR CENTRELINK DEBT
I called and checked with Centrelink/Dept of Human Services and they did confirm that they do indeed get ARL to recover their outstanding debts. I suggest if they call you only say you'll directly contact DHS personally to find out, if you don't and do indeed have a debt I suggest making a payment or they now take your tax returns direct from ATO.
Caller: Australian Receivables Ltd
I received this text and unfortunately handed out personal information today. So I'm feeling a bit ill about it all. Even though I don't believe I have a debt I've recently been speaking to various Departments so thought it was related to that. However based on the above feedback my first phone call will be my accountant followed by my family solicitor.
Defs a scam. They couldnt provide me their own number.
oh wow I received the same message today from ARL said to contact them and its an urgent matter but thanks to your comment I know now its a scam, m on google now thats why I found out your comment Had same today, didnt bother calling the number as the phone number doesnt match the actual phone number of ARL as publicly listed received same text message, ARL; Please contact Australian Receivables Ltd regarding an urgent personal matter in your name on 1300 789 213 or reply CALLME. QUOTE Ref DN!@#@@#$$$ Received a missed call with voice message left to call me on 1300 789 213 with Ref No. xxxxxx. When I called back the lady said she was from ARL and had something very urgent thing from DHS.Since I do not have anything I found it suspicious and said I will talk to Department of Human services directly to check and disconnected. After searching on google, it was confirmed that it is a scam. I did received lots of missed calls from a number. Suddenly they send me a message that says they are from ARL. and that I have to contact 1300 789 213 regarding an urgent matter under my name. So I did contact the number. The lady said that I have to give my information and details with regards to DHS or dept of human services. Gotcha! I knew it was a scam. I told her if I have a letter from DHS and for what I would be happy to receive a letter from them and I told her straight away they are scam and she suddenly dropped the phone. Beware of scams calling your number using bank names and some office agency's, etc.. I had the same scam text message today. Did not get a missed call just a message sent - Please contact ARL LTD regarding an urgent personal matter in your name on 1300 789 213 or reply CALLME . QuoteRef DN##5774246 Sent and absolute BS
13 complaints this year
19 total complaints
I Called Back on (02) 9727 9139
I called back the number (02) 9727 9139 and reached vm that did not mention the company name
Anonymous on (07) 7951 2111
Regular hang up call.
Anonymous on (03) 2187 5510
Hung up when answered.
Anonymous on (03) 2129 1213
Anonymous on (02) 9112 3821
Didn't answer - added this number to my contact (Ignore Me) which is blocked.