This number is for Recoveries Corp, I was skeptical when they first called me. I wouldn't provide all my details but they met me halfway and then I worked out it was about a centrelink debt. $30. LOL
These guys are a debt collection company, but not a very good one. They're also used for motor vehicle accidents and collecting money from that. Be aware though, they will spin some might b***s*** on missing forms etc. Make sure you receive EVERYTHING and don't stand for when they say it's "lost". Bunch of scare tactic w**kers
The same story happened to me recently. At last I received the letter from recovery corp.It was from the Centrelink. I am very upset that the Centrelink just sent me on line letter separately for my overpaid money from the centrelink. I have paid back the money two months ago. I thought I paid off all of them. But Still one letter I havn't read. The Centrelink should remind me first,I definitely think some problems with the communication from the Centrelink. They should remind the customer with paper letter or phone call not just the onlone letter before thay sent the debt to recovery corp.
I got a call from this number as well. When the government overpays on family allowance they then get this mob to do the dirty work. They are quite rude threatening to empty my bank account by force if I didn't make a payment on the spot. Would prefer not to get payments in the first place if they just take it back anyway
I received what I thought was a very dodgy call from this number yesterday, so I found myself here reading about it and very glad I didn't give them my info.
Then I received the letter today that they said they had sent. From a company called Recoveriescorp. Turns out it is a legitimate recovery agency that groups like Dept for Human Services and Centrelink use to recover unpaid debts. Only realised this when the amount they were asking for was exactly the same amount as an overpayment of Family Tax Benefit that I had received notice of last week from Dept for Human Services.
So don't freak out, people. It's good to be wary and I don't like how they go about their phone contact at all, however chances are you actually have a legitimate debt to pay and maybe haven't received the correct notification from the relevant agency. My medicare letters are sent to an app I have on my phone, and it doesn't appear to work very well, so I only just found out about the debt. Now paid in full, so hopefully no more seemingly dodgy phone calls!
I was shocked that Centrelink got a Debt Recovery Agency to insist I divulge personal information over the phone. It is a legitimate company called Recoveriescorp. They are based in Little Collins Street in Melbourne. I was overpaid by Centrelink for Family Assistance Payments and they were trying to track me down after multiple attempts by Centrelink to get hold of me (logging on-line to read Centrelink messages).
It's funny that all it took was one phonecall!
I refused to give my details over the phone so the letter turned up 2 days later explaining everything. So, don't be pushed into giving your personal information over the phone. You don't have to wait long to find out what the issue is via mail
This is a debt recovery agency used by the federal government to recover debt. See these links: http://www.recoveriescorp.com.au/ and http://www.health.qld.gov.au/qhpp/docs/DHS-factsheet.pdf . I'd suggest ringing the Department of Human Services Debt Recovery Team on 136-330 or if you haven't done your tax get your tax agent to sort it out.
Of course it's a scam! I received two calls today and the caller hung up as soon as I answered. The first time that "on-hold" music played and the second time I could here someone breathing before they hung up. Right after the second call, I received a text to call NAVEEN on 1300557820 providing a reference number. I'm sure this is not how a legit debt recovery service behaves.
There are other forums talking about this number with people saying this "NAVEEN" or whoever asks for all your information whilst not devulging who they're calling on behalf of and claim they've sent you a letter without telling you the address they've sent it too. A legit debt recovery service would not be this elusive. In many cases, when you don't give them the information they demand they become overly aggressive. Surely that's not professional behaviour.
I get call naveen on 1300557820 from +61427767723
Yes its all legit your just being silly and talking of fear and scams. You owe debts and if you dont talk to them and play ball theyre much more powerful than you the individual. You owe money and now your default listed, wages garnised and they have contacted your employer for your wages.
obviously you scammed centrelink
Harassment and intimadation debt collectors with no scruples try to trick people in paying way beyond their means. report them
I just got a call from these guys too, and had the same conversation. I eventually gave in and provided the details they wanted (curiosity i guess) and it turns out they were legit. The dealings i had with them werent as bad as above because i knew what they were talking about. I asked the person why they couldnt just tell me what it was before asking my details and they said it was to protect me from calling up someone randomly and saying "hey this is about James' debt with blah blah blah". Still it was pretty frustrating nonetheless. Then again, most laws are!
ive had 2 calls in 2 weeks asking for personal information.this number was messaged to me to call back,i received this call at 7:30 at night.i just want to know if its a scam as i have no debts.
The cell phone number is 0421269828
I have recieved alot of calls .....txt voice messages and private number with the same people saying they are debt recovery.....they wont give me any info untill i give them my personal detaials. The 1st call i did give them details mand they said i have a debt with Centre Link from a loan. I do not even have the benifit since the begining of 2012. The saying they have been sent this to collect for center link. I said I don't owe them nor do i have an account with centre link and I have contacted centre link and they dont say anything about a debt. Since the 1st call i have have 5-6 calls then txt and they are calling from a mobile that you can not call back due to it being disconnected. Today i have recieved 2 calls. Every time they call it is some1 different. I have about 5 names so far. Be careful with this
Thanks for the link. But in does not list 1300557820 as a contact number.
pay your centre link debts and u wont get them ringing all yous.. simple
why are you calling me
Today I received a call from a private number. The guy asked me to identify myself and I asked who he was he said he's Anthony and I said but it's not enough for me to give him my personal details. He asked for full details, date of birth, address and .... before he could put me through his Business Manager. I said 1st you tell me who you are and where from. He said all I could tell you is that I'm from Recovery Cooperations. He said you should have received our Letter; I said what letter, I never received anything and he said unless you give me all your details I can not give you more info. I refused unless he tells me at least who their client was he said if he gives me any information he'd loose his job. I said well I can not give any personal details. I asked for his number and he gave me 1300557820. When I called that number a woman answered the phone and she too asked for my full details which again I refused to say. She said give me the reference number and I said no that guy/ Anthony never mentioned anything else. Then she spoke with me in a very rude way and said well if you don't give me your full details I can't help you.
I don't know what to do and very upset about this call.
Just got a call from them.
They should publicize that 1300 number if they are going to get people to call it.
It's recoveries corp (http://www.recoveriescorp.com.au/Contact-Us.aspx)
basically, they are a debt collection agency. Have you perhaps accidentally missed a payment for something?
I know centrelink uses them.
no name incase u fishing fraudsters
keep geting sms from private number saying call kanchana on 1300557820 and quote ref#2343260
Sydney Australia - Debt Recovery agency.
AASHISH from Premiere
I have no idea who these people are
whos calling me on this number?
Is there a way to report these people to the authorities, they are just harassing people.
I need the following then I can help you out stopping the calls.
1. Their phone number(S)
2. Person of Contact there (First and Last name)
3 Company website
Give me 7 days and they will stop harrasing everyone on their database.
please call claire on 1300557820
thats the sms i get after they call me...
i want them to stop calling me!!!
Can't be too careful
Yep Just had a call from this number with exactly the same claim as the two posts above, they sent an SMS with their number and client reference - nothing in the post either.Actually the woman became quite rude when I refused to give my personal details and told her I wasn't giving her any of my details until she told me what it was about ... she kept refusing claiming 'privacy laws'.
I too have had a number of calls from these people claiming to be a debt collection agency although they will not give me the name of their company. They too have not posted anything and I did return their call and it does not give a company name just says "you are number 1 in queue" before someone answers and asks for all your personal details to "verify". Said they were a debt company in Melbourne and they couldn't help me if I didn't give them personal details - I hung up!