small business Police | July 05, 2016
Kealy warns of scam telemarketing calls
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is waring local people of scam telemarketing phone calls and urging local people to be vigilant in protecting their personal details.
“My office has continued to receive enquiries from people regarding daily and unwanted phone calls from telemarketers and potential scam callers,” Ms Kealy said.
“People can list their home, personal mobile or fax number with the Do Not Call Register to reduce these telemarketing calls. Registration is free and you only need to do it once. You don’t need to register every couple of years,” she said.
To register your phone number on the Do Not Call Register phone 1300 792 958 from the phone number you want to register. You can also register on line at www. donotcall.gov.au.
“Some groups can still contact you after you register. These include registered charities, research companies, registered political parties and educational institutions,” Ms Kealy said.
“If you are registered and you continue to receive these unwanted calls, you can note the time, date and nature of the call and phone the Do Not Call Register to log a complaint.
“Unfortunately registering your phone number will not stop scam callers and everyone needs to be vigilant in protecting their personal and financial details.
“If you believe the call may be a scam you can hang up and try to call the company back on a known number from an account or website,” she said.
To report a scam call you can phone the Australian Consumer & Competition Commission's SCAMwatch on 1300 795 995 or visit their website at http://www.scamwatch.gov.au.
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