Tuesday 6 September 2011

Mysterious calls from 03 9001 5894

Got another call from 03 9001 5894 today.

According to my mobile, the last call from them was Friday 26th August.

They rang to talk about my Telstra account and asked for the person in-charge. I said it was me and they hung up.

Seems like they are data-farming - what will they do with the data? How will it be used to rip someone off?

Asked Google who said see http://www.reverseaustralia.com/lookup/0390015894/.

Somehow Mr K tracked the number down to Simply Tel, who according to their own web site homepage "is a leading telecommunication service provider".

Rang the 1300 number and spoke to someone in sales. They said that the number looks like one of their numbers. They suggested that I go on the DNC register. I don't mind receiving calls, I just want the person at the other end to be a little more forthcomming with information - not hangup after I advise that I am the person they want to talk to.

Hmm.. just another nusance call.


  1. Yeah, they do the one ring thing and then expect you to call them back... They just called me now. I don't answer... I let them waste their time and leave a message. Often they don't.

  2. They just called me, asked for someone in charge of the number XXXXX50, and when i said that i am not, they just hang up in my ear.
    This is rude, and not a correct way to do buisness-I was courtious and patient with them, i did not abuse, so i expect respect in return... the phone number was 90015894...

  3. I just received a call from 03 9001 5894 and they asked to speak to the person in charge of the account, which is strange because Telstra knows my name.

    They told me that they are Telstra's wholesaler. They told me our business was entitled to a discount. He told me what they're currently charging me, and he was wrong. I told him this, so he hung-up on me.