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Topic # 55445 4-Jan-2010 19:37
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Anyone else get a call from these guys and their extremely pushy telemarketers?  Despite saying that he'd called a business number which was unlisted and demanding to know where they got it from, the guy had the gall to ask for my email address and mobile number, and when I indicated that the conversation was over, he continued with a "please visit our website" spiel.

Absolutely poor taste.  I sent this email to them as well.

I have a complaint about your telemarketing firm.  I received a phone call at 7:15 PM today (4 January) asking me to visit your site, and the representative refused to listen when I said he had called a business line.  When I then said he had called an unlisted number he said he had obtained it from a publically available database, and continued on with the spiel - despite the fact that I clearly wasn't interested, and would have interrupted him earlier had he shut up for 10 seconds.  And to top it all off, when I clearly indicated I wasn't interested and the conversation was over, he continued with "please visit our website".

This is absolutely appalling behaviour, and I can assure you that I absolutely will not use your services, and will be advising others not to do so as well.




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  Reply # 286980 4-Jan-2010 20:13
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I presume you mean bidnz.co.nz ?

registrant_contact_name: NZBO Ltd
registrant_contact_address1: PO Box 17163
registrant_contact_address2: Greenlane
registrant_contact_city: AUCKLAND 1546
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +64 9 3094555
registrant_contact_fax: +64 9 3094566
registrant_contact_email: Jaymastersingh@gmail.com

NZBO LIMITED


the same people as: http://www.consumer.org.nz/news/view/check-your-invoices-for-dodgy-dealing

who have been dodgy stuff for years




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  Reply # 286988 4-Jan-2010 20:28
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Yeah, that's them. Blasted scum indeed - I've had letters like those they apparently send out before. And at work we received a couple of them too - imagine trying to scam a children's hospital! Appalling.




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  Reply # 287119 5-Jan-2010 10:56
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Just give him a call back, 0197 infront of your number of course, round 1am :)


WHOIS:
http://www.dnc.org.nz/whois
Registrant Contact Name Shallandra Singh
Registrant Contact Address1 PO Box 90201
Registrant Contact Address2 Victoria Street West
Registrant Contact City AUCKLAND CBD 1142
Registrant Contact Country NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
Registrant Contact Phone +64 9 3080999
Registrant Contact Email info@nzbol.co.nz




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  Reply # 287121 5-Jan-2010 11:00
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also looks as though he's setup an Australian scam too :S

http://5nz.com/tag/shallandra-singh/
although that was back in June 09




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  Reply # 287129 5-Jan-2010 11:15
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also on the nz companies website, type in NZBO and you'll find address details + the real phone number for them ;) as the above I tried and is fake




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Reply # 287806 7-Jan-2010 15:07
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I got a telephone call today from an Indian accented male. I just did not like the idea of a win free car for joining up and give me your email do you know any loved ones who....and said no.
 I nearly wanted to join up at the website to win a free car.

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  Reply # 287837 7-Jan-2010 16:26
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Hmm.. I joined up to bidnz.co.nz. About 20 mins later my account was gone from bidnz with no explanation..

Oh well..

btw.. I cannot find any information on their website about winning the Car... apart from 1 banner up the top saying "Win A New Car". I've already taken 1 company to the ASA regarding incentive advertising which was quite false and I won :-)



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  Reply # 287883 7-Jan-2010 20:17
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Twinddelly6: I got a telephone call today from an Indian accented male. I just did not like the idea of a win free car for joining up and give me your email do you know any loved ones who....and said no.
 I nearly wanted to join up at the website to win a free car.


Yeah, either same person or organisation.  Very pushy, didn't let you get a word in edgewise?

No reply to my email, incidentally.




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  Reply # 287951 7-Jan-2010 23:07
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lol, lennonnz .
All I said to very question was no and can't you get my email address when I register on the website.

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  Reply # 291596 20-Jan-2010 18:17

I got a call today too, from a man in India. I was very busy at the time, and tempted by the offer of the car as a prize.
I feel incredibly stupid now because I gave him my mobile number and email. How I wish there was an Undo button for doing that!
I then went and registered in BIDNZ. That about completes the summary of the most foolish thing I've done for a long time.
I would welcome opinions on just how serious this mistake was and what are the possible repercussions.

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  Reply # 291598 20-Jan-2010 18:20
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Probably you'll just be annoyed by spam txt, email and phone calls...

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  Reply # 292541 23-Jan-2010 18:37
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Looks like this is being run from Mt Eden Prison. Quiet possibly using our tax dollars to finance the calls.

 

http://geotool.flagfox.net/?ip=119.224.132.33&host=bidnz.co.nz



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  Reply # 292616 24-Jan-2010 04:03
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Uh, no, Cato. That website merely narrows down an IP to the closest known location. It stands to reason then that the location it picked out was the CallPlus head office, give or take a kilometre or two (which is acceptable variance for geolocation).




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