timbo said: Aparently this 'telemarketing' company has many numbers it can call from. To date I have blocked 5 numbers from them, ALL FROM DIFFERENT AREA CODES AND NUMBERS, BUT STILL THE SAME WOMAN WITH THE SAME ACCENT. And it is the same pitch about a Walmart gift card & they have the last 4 of my card. This started after I bought a Snuggies blanket online.
justme said: This number has called my cell many times and I have not answered. And you are unable to call back. Today they called hubbys phone and asked for me by name and said it was concerning my nursing license. I told hubby it was not the Board of Nursing, State offices are not open at 7:15pm, making calls!! Wondering how they got hubbys cell # to call me, by name ?............
Caller ID: 321-397-4870
Privacy Seeker said: 25 March 2009, Sydney Australia
I too have received numerous missed calls these past weeks on my mobile from (02) 82118513. No message is ever left, so as far as I am concerned, it's a scam and I want it to stop.
I searched Google for the offending phone number which of course lead me to McNair Ingenuity Research. I called them and asked to have my name removed from their database and I also asked who sold or gave them my contact details. The person asked me what survey I had been called upon to answer. When I said I had never spoken to their consultant, she said she was unable to look up my number as she needed to know what "project" they'd been calling me about.
Now, being that their business relies on "data" analysis, I said I found that hard to believe. So without falling for her story, I told her that I'd received the latest call only minutes earlier, and she miraculously managed to find my number and promised not to call me for that project again. I explained that I didn't want to be called for ANY project EVER again, and I asked which project list my name was on. Guess what? Energy Australia is their client.
3. Will Personal Information be Given to Anyone Else?
In the circumstances described below, personal information may be disclosed outside EnergyAustralia.
Personal information collected by EnergyAustralia may be disclosed to third parties to whom EnergyAustralia contracts out specialised functions (including mailing houses and printing companies). If EnergyAustralia does disclose personal information to third party contractors under outsourcing or contracting arrangements, EnergyAustralia takes steps to ensure that those contractors:
* comply with the National Privacy Principles when they handle your personal information; and
* are authorised only to use personal information in order to provide the services or to perform the functions required by EnergyAustralia.
I'm now going to contact Energy Australia's privacy officer and instruct them to remove my mobile number from my account details and to mark me down as "DO NOT SURVEY".
Honestly, why is it so hard to achieve a little peace & quiet and respect for privacy these days?
duh said: SOUNDS LILKE NOSEY ROSIE AT WORK
DID YOU CK OUT THE LAW
UNTIL THE BUSINESS OWNER OR MANAGER TELLS HER NOT TO CALL OR THAT YOUR FRIEND CANT HAVE CALLS OR MESSAGES/ THEY CAN CALL/ NOT TO HARRASS TO HELP YOUR FRIEND RESOLVE A MATTER. WITH ALL THE HUSSEL AND BUSSEL OF TODAY. YOUR FRIEND SHOULD APPREACIATE SOME ONE CALLIN HER VERSES SHE HAVING TO REMEMBER TO CALL. OR PUTTING IT OFF TIL IT IS SKY HIGH AND OUT OF HAND.. OR WORSE...// GIVE YOUR FRIEND THE MESSAGE/ HELP YOUR FRIEND FIND A WAY TO PAY. WHY IS EVERYONE TRYING TO GET OUT OF WHAT THEY KNOW THEY OWE?
AMERICA ISNT LIKE THAT. WE ACKNOWLEDGE OUR PROBLEMS AND WORK TO FIX THEM. NOT RUN OR PUSH AWAY A COMPANY CALLIN TO REMIND AND GET A FEEL FOR WHEN YOU CAN PAY. IN ORDER NOT TO HAVE TO CALL SO OFTEN.