Cold Call Asking About Personal Injury? Let Us Know
Have you had a cold call saying they are calling about a personal injury?
The rise of these cold calls are on the increase and you should be aware of what to do in this situation.
These “claims harvesters” cold call you with to 'claim farm' your often stolen and illegally obtained details.
It appears to have started in the United Kingdom years ago and is now spreading quickly across Australia.
Many illegal cold callers fraudulently pose as reputable law firms
Most often they pose as reputable law firms like ourselves and enquire vaguely if you have had an accident in the last few years.
In Queensland this is an illegal practice but many use offshore call centres or other methods to circumvent regulations.
Once they have your details, they sell this to unscrupulous Law firms for a fee
A dodgy law firm (who have just broken the law!) then calls you and tries to make big promises of compensation to recoup the fee they paid the claim farmer from you!
Never give cold callers any of your personal details
You are putting your claim and yourself at risk just by engaging with any cold callers.
Just as you would in an situation, do not engage with the firm or give any details of any kind to places that you don't need to.
We'll be more than happy to take the number that rang you and ensure we raise it with appropriate authorities such as the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) to try stop this bad practice.
Be careful what you share and who your share your details with
For over many years we've helped clients and we know well how these scammers and illegal dealers work.
They farm your details from nefarious sources, dodgy deals and illegal practices.
Being careful of what companies do with your information is ever more important today
Having your claim represented by them will do you no favours and so it's important you know the difference between a good law firm and a bad one.
Look for clearly written and easily accessible privacy and disclaimer policies.
It's a dead giveaway, reputable firms like ourselves never make cold calls
We never sell your details, have never, and will never cold call people.
It's not how you stay in business for decades and build up a good reputation with happy clients.
If you're unsure about a dodgy call, claim or someone saying there are us, chat, call or email us immediately and we'll investigate.
What to do when a cold caller asks for your details?
The best thing to do is simply hang up, and do not engage with them or give them any details
Refuse to give any personal details to ANY cold-callers ever, good firms just don't cold call you!
If they say they are The Personal Injury Lawyers (they won't be as we don't make cold calls!) take the number, hang up, and call us immediately on 1800 958 498
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With your help we can make this illegal and damaging practice disappear.