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Oct 13th, 2017 at 10:40am
 
Copied this from Reddit ......  I  have been getting a few as well, I usually just hang up assuming it is just a scam

Anyone else know anything about them?



https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comments/76161h/solar_panels_scam/

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I've been recieving calls from Indian people about a solar panel rebate, except they are suspiciously similar to the calls from the people who say they're from Microsoft and want access to my PC. They even have that same electronic tone chime when the call connects. Now somehow they've got my mobile number and they're calling me during the day on my mobile too.

Does anyone know anything about these people? Is anyone else recieving these calls? Is it a scam? I usually mess with the fake Microsoft scammers but I don't want to give these callers a hard time if they happen to be legit.




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Reply #1 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 10:43am
 
Actually could even be this

https://acma.gov.au/theACMA/engage-blogs/engage-blogs/Telemarketing-1/The-ACMA-t...

The ACMA is concerned about the telemarketing practices being used by solar businesses.

In the last 12 months, we’ve received thousands of complaints from Australians on the Do Not Call Register about calls from solar businesses and call centres offering solar panels and related services and products.

In fact, 20 per cent of all complaints now made to the Do Not Call Register are about solar telemarketing. This indicates a high level of non-compliance by businesses using telemarketing—whether directly or indirectly—to sell their solar products and services.
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Reply #2 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 10:45am
 
you mean this one?

https://www.facebook.com/341791242659916/videos/758055681033468/







Nonna Paola has a whole series of vids out there. Some are quite funny
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Reply #3 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 11:26am
 
John Smith wrote on Oct 13th, 2017 at 10:45am:
you mean this one?

https://www.facebook.com/341791242659916/videos/758055681033468/



Nonna Paola has a whole series of vids out there. Some are quite funny


That sounded just like my missus!

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Reply #4 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 11:34am
 
When I get unsolicited calls, I give them a couple of seconds. If they do not identify immediately with something familiar, or if they begin with "How are you," I hang up. Life's too short.
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Reply #5 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 3:49pm
 
Redmond Neck wrote on Oct 13th, 2017 at 11:26am:
John Smith wrote on Oct 13th, 2017 at 10:45am:
you mean this one?

https://www.facebook.com/341791242659916/videos/758055681033468/



Nonna Paola has a whole series of vids out there. Some are quite funny


That sounded just like my missus!

Grin Grin Grin Grin



what background are you and your missus?
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Reply #6 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 4:49pm
 
John Smith wrote on Oct 13th, 2017 at 3:49pm:
Redmond Neck wrote on Oct 13th, 2017 at 11:26am:
John Smith wrote on Oct 13th, 2017 at 10:45am:
you mean this one?

https://www.facebook.com/341791242659916/videos/758055681033468/



Nonna Paola has a whole series of vids out there. Some are quite funny


That sounded just like my missus!

Grin Grin Grin Grin



what background are you and your missus?


Both Aussie but she waffles on with the dickheads like that!

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Reply #7 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 4:50pm
 
I got an 'infringement notice' from some jerk who says they're in Brisbane, and if I didn't pay $187.50 immediately I'd be in court.  Haven't been near Brisbane for years..... couldn't care less..

I deleted it.....
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Reply #8 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 4:52pm
 
Ye Grappler wrote on Oct 13th, 2017 at 4:50pm:
I got an 'infringement notice' from some jerk who says they're in Brisbane, and if I didn't pay $187.50 immediately I'd be in court.  Haven't been near Brisbane for years..... couldn't care less..

I deleted it.....



I get them all the time...I ignore them..or RTS..
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Reply #9 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 4:57pm
 
Ye Grappler wrote on Oct 13th, 2017 at 4:50pm:
I got an 'infringement notice' from some jerk who says they're in Brisbane, and if I didn't pay $187.50 immediately I'd be in court.  Haven't been near Brisbane for years..... couldn't care less..

I deleted it.....


IF it was via email, or phone ... contact https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/

Every other day there is some scam or other. Most of us realise that these are scams and hang up or do not open attachments, but some older folk get caught out and that is really sad.
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