We have been getting calls from phone numbers we don’t know and it was time to find out who is calling me on 1300-305 515, 03-9982 3611 and 03-8306 5401 as they have been doing it pretty relentlessly for over a week now on our mobile phones.
These calls from this number had us stumped as me and the hugs n kisses have been getting them from around the same time, always when we answer nobody is there.
I know how a lot of the telemarketing computer programs work in regards to having a call already ringing ahead so the exact moment the telemarketer hangs up from the last person they are ready to go with the next call, if your inline at this point and they aren’t ready to talk, guess what, they hang up.
The duration of this timing is measured by the average length of call of the telemarketer, if it is 2 minutes per say, at 1 minute 55 seconds the computer calls the next person and has them ready to go, this is why sometimes you may get a delay but do get an answer and also most times the call centres are overseas too and this aids in the delayed response too.
Now we aren’t green when it comes to telemarketing calls as most people and households in Australia and here in Brisbane receive multiple calls daily, even if you are registered on the do not call register.
So finally I called back to see who was calling us from these phone numbers above.
You go to a message bank of course explaining who they are, the man talking for the message sounds like he says they are from Avon, which they aren’t of course the companies name is Aegon.
It sounds so much like Avon I wonder how many people they lose in their telemarketing calls just due to this and the dread from people being called from a multilevel marketing group.
Aegon is a worldwide telemarketing company that rings people for companies to sell them products, in our case they have been hired by the Commonwealth Bank to sell insurance and other financial services they also run under the guise of ADAMS “Aegon Direct and Affinity Marketing Services” as well which is on their Australian .com.au website as their name, but the domain is called aegonmarketing .com.au
So, if you are like us getting nuisance calls from the phone numbers 03-99823611, 03-83065401, 1300 305 515 and maybe other 03 numbers too they are most likely chasing you to sell you financial products or other types of products from people or companies that have given them your details.
I’d say as part of the terms and conditions of banking with our bank has lead them to share our details with this wonderful company that calls relentlessly but is never there when you pick up the phone.
You have to wonder as I come from a sales background, do they do more damage than good for themselves and the Commonwealth Bank by relentlessly ringing, not answering when you answer, you having to ring back to get a message that sounds like the company is called Avon and then you just don’t answer their calls at all from then on.
Maybe Aegon and Commonwealth may read this and know one day what some of their customers go through and who is representing their brand with these calls.
This is not a negative scribbling, it is merely telling it like it is, I like to talk to people as much as the next person but if no one is there on the other end of the phone how can you?
So I end with this, if someone is calling you from the phone numbers 03-9982 3611, 03-8306 5401, 1300 305 515 and maybe many other 03 numbers you may choose to answer or not, but if I were you, I wouldn’t be answering until they have the common decency to at least leave a message or, oh no, that could be the next problem.
Here is another thing that has been happening to me, why am I getting this error?