Without fail, every single day I get multiple calls from the number 02 8015 7641 for the last week or so. They keep trying to call, yet don’t seem to leave a message on my voicemail. I keep putting off answering the call after some Googling seems to indicate that it is some kind of scam or competition.
So, after being constantly hassled day-after-day I tried calling the number back with my caller ID on private. I tried a few times and I kept getting this pre-recorded message in an English accent that said: “All of our agents are currently busy, please stay on the line, your call is important to us and will be answered shortly” – then it hangs up on you. Weirdly enough, the number doesn’t even ring which leads me to believe it is some kind of automated spam/scam.
When they called back next, I answered the phone this time around. After waiting a minute or so, I was put through to an operator.
The company is called Winning Choice and basically they are calling about entering into a competition to win some large sum of money. I asked them why they kept calling me multiple times a day and not leaving a voicemail and the lady didn’t have an explanation.
The explanation why they don’t leave a voicemail message is quite clear: they know you won’t call them back if they say they’re calling about a competition that involves a survey.
They wanted to send me through a link to a survey to win some money. I just hung up on them as the lady sounded like she was in an Indian call centre reading off of a script, almost robotic like, but definitely a real person. I was nice to her, but if they try calling again, I won’t be so nice next time.