There’s not much news on the top UK spam ranks:
Insurance scam business is still flousishing, especially with the number 01932504981 that is still relentlessly trying to sell car insurance on behalf of Van compare.
User Odd call‘s comment speaks of the incompetence of the caller:
Answered and they said calling from car insurance company and that my insurance was up for renewal and was this right? I said “I have no idea” the guy on the other end said “oh my gosh!” and hung up. I have no idea what he thought I said, but it was different for a sales team to hang up on me rather than the other way round.
We got a silent call number on rank two for a change. Best comment of the week by scamhater says it all:
My advice is to always do what I do with these scam type calls;
1. use your phone to make a recording of 1 second of silence. (keep this 1 second silence in your ringtone or media folder)
2. save the recording and call it scamtone or something.
3. then enter the scammy number into your address book as ; scam1, scam2, scam 3 etc. Each one represents a different scammy number that you get over time.
4. finally, associate the 1 second of silence with each scammy number as a ringtone.
Simple – they can ring and ring and if you dont hear it you dont pick it up. If it is associated to a name ; Scam1 etc, you will never be tempted to ring it back from your call history.
Last week’s rank-3-number stayed where it is, still harassing people in the UK at all times of night. There are some hints that such silent calls at night could originate from an overseas call center, probably in India. Some companies are hiring telephone assistants in countries, where workforce is cheaper for them. They obviously did not keep the time zones in mind.
And as we already emphasized a million times, silent calls proved to be the precursors of real telemarketing or scam calls – so watch out!
Stay tuned and keep eyes and ears open for more spam numbers!