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So I’m sure you have all heard of the don not call register. It’s a website done by the government to register you phone number so that you do don’t get sales calls on that phone line. What really annoys me is that we have registered our phone but we still have calls constantly. Many of them are after 9pm at night from a call centre which sounds like it is in India. They always start of by saying Mrs… we are not sellling you anything we want to tell you about…. or we have a few questions etc etc It makes me wonder how they can get away with this. I have tried to get the company names but they tend to know your fishing for info. Most say they are situated in Melbourne or Sydney but you ask what the weather is like and they can’t tell you. I wonder why! Wish the government would crack down on these calls as well.


Posted anonymously, 28th April 2015


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  • It is so annoying l get them on my moblie!

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  • So frustrating. I used to work in the telemarketing industry and it was so difficult. I was just trying to earn a living. But now they annoy me so much!

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  • This is the most annoying thing when you get those silly calls!

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  • I get angry at the ones that ring after about 8 and just don’t give up, I just hang up now

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  • Answer the next one pretending you are a government official or from Telstra, I guarantee they will not harass you again.

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  • I only have a mobile and don’t answer numbers I don’t know.

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  • yeah i just hang up. One time i asked to be taken off their call last and the indian woman hung up on me so they get it back now. Also try not to confirm your name. When they say “hello mrs smith” i just tell them “wrong number”. Some will hang up and some will offer you their deal/scam lol.

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  • We don’t even have our phone connected now. Just have our mobiles and we never get calls.

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  • Im sick of the phone calls too. My number is a private number not listed and they still call me!

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  • You need to check to see if you are indeed still registered with DNC as you have to re-register after a certain period of time – I think it’s yearly?! I have found the best way to deal with these type of calls is as easy as not answering the phone! If it’s someone I know, or if it’s urgent, they will ring my mobile; if it’s important, they will leave a message; if it’s a cold-caller, they’ll just hang up and try again, but after a few attempts, they will give up! :)

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  • I believe it’s almost impossible for the Government to crack down on these calls – they’re mostly thieves, so they don’t care about the law, and if they’re located in a different country they’re pretty much immune anyway.

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  • usually people call wanting money

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  • we are the same – have always been on the do not call register but still get calls and interestingly our number is listed under my maiden name so we know exactly when someone if cold calling from a phone listing!


    • Unfortunately; these people do find ways of getting numbers and cold calling.

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  • I didn’t this service existed. Thank you so much for the info!!

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  • Oops! I accidently posted this comment below! Now it is in the right spot. These types of calls seem to bother most people! I am quite curt with them “no thank you!” and hang up. I had one person who ranted and I could not get a word in and I hung up and successfully blocked them! Some success! :)

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