Yup, you read that right. It happens in Australia as well. I was in bed when I receive this call on my mobile promoting an offer for a popular Australian Online Jobs Website. Using a prerecorded message instead of a real person speaking make the call sound even more like a telemarketing spam to me. I don’t even have to wait for it to finish as I’ve got zero toleration for these morons to use my mobile number without my permission.
The number they were using was 0730180586. Apparently, this number has been widely used to make telemarketing offers as can be shown from google search results and the caller seems to be some kind of quiz club.
And the worse thing with this? It’s the fact that my mobile number is a corporate phone subsidized by the company that I’m working with, and there are like only a few close friends who know this number. So how on earth did these morons got them?
But if you think about it, a huge amount of money is in mobile phones and services. Don’t believe me, you don’t have to. Just look at how campanies are charging for ringtones, mobile wallpapers and themes and iPhone Apps.
If you have been charged before by ringtones services and offers, you know what I’m talking about.