Tamara (Homes Down Under)

Stop Unwanted Calls!

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    I have recently been getting unwanted marketing calls on my mobile and home phone.

     

    I have told the caller (offshore call centre) to stop calling and asked where they obtained my details...their response was to call to mobile and home phone at the same time which is just plain harrassment! :mad:

     

    Anyway....there is a "Do Not Call" register.

    It's run by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. Their contact details are:

    https://www.donotcall.gov.au/

     

    You can register mobiles and home numbers. I have just updated mine.

    It doesn't stop all calls as there are some exclusions (charities etc) and it takes 30 days but it's worth the effort.

     

    Their is a complaints process if you continue to receive the calls after the 30 day period.

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    Guest Guest14361

    Mate at work had the same even after signing up not to get them. He got one a few weeks ago asking him to go to his laptop and to go to a certain website, he said he was busy on another website watching porn and doing things!!! They have never rang back

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    Guest Guest12727

    Wait 'til you are at home in the daytime - then you will.

     

    At the moment our home phone isn't working, so Telstra have diverted our home number to OH mobile. He hates it as he is getting all the sales calls that we normally miss!

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    It's very unlikely that someone who's pretending to be from Microsoft in order to gain your details and then fleece you would abide by some 'do not call' register.

     

    This sort of scheme stops or reduces genuine sales and marketing calls but does diddly when it comes to scams. Clearly, the number we've inherited from Telstra is on many of the lists these scammers use, as there isn't a week that goes by without someone calling about some 'problem' or other with our computer. If I'm in a particularly playful mood, I'll feign interest but ask them to hold and every ten minutes or so go back to check that they're still there before asking them to hold again. I reckon the longest I had someone on the line was about an hour and a half before they realised what was happening.

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    Yep, like jim & adel I lead them on for a while, one called me a F'ing C't once for wasting his time, I told him that at least he has not wasted someone else's time for the last 20min.

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    Wait 'til you are at home in the daytime - then you will.

     

    At the moment our home phone isn't working, so Telstra have diverted our home number to OH mobile. He hates it as he is getting all the sales calls that we normally miss!

    I only have a mobile, so no worries there. :-)

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