Yesterday at 12:31 I received an SMS:
Hi, you are invited to take part in a study commissioned by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, conducted by Lonergan Research. A 6 to 14 minute survey with a $1000 prize draw. Visit https:// acaps.lonergan.team/XXXXXXX (code removed) to start.
Call 1800 958 165 for more info. Reply STOP to opt-out.
I phoned OAIC, but the officer I spoke to had no knowledge of any survey, and there was no mention of it that I could find on their web site either.
He asked that I send it to him and he’d find out and let me know, which of course he didn’t - common for govt departments in my experience.
Lonergan tried to phone late in the day, but I didn’t know who it was, and the number had been reported as a potential fraud caller, so I didn’t answer. They left a message saying I should do the survey.
They then sent another SMS at 18:55:
Here is the link you requested from Lonergan https:// acaps.lonergan.team/XXXXXX
I certainly did not request it!
Today another SMS at 10:18:
Hi, we have noticed you have not taken the study you were invited to take. You still have a chance to enter by clicking the link below. Your opinion would be greatly valued.
Reply STOP to opt-out.
So they would value my opinion… I’m not so sure they would
I’ve sent a couple more emails to OAIC, but still no response.
BTW, I have no idea why Discourse has made the SMS text so large.