Dear tellows fellows,
the first month of the year has passed. We’re very happy that all of our users have contributed to our platform by sharing useful information of various telephone numbers. Last month, we received more than 1200 ratings and comments in UK. The total number has increased by 200 ratings compared to December. In order to protect you from possible fraudsters and phone spammers, we would like to share some of the most searched numbers at tellows.co.uk. We’ve also added the type of callers and the name of companies, so you can see if the numbers are dangerous or not.
02078553116 – trustworthy number (score 2) – Amazon Delivery
01844398609 – Aggressive advertising (score 7) – EE
01709357345 – Harassment calls (score 7) – Vodafone (probably)
+442038076172 – Telemarketer (score 8)
+442032856366 – Cost trap (score 7)
01614958179 – Harassment calls (score 8) The AA
As you can see, most of the numbers have been rated with a high score of 7 or 8. This score indicates that the numbers are not trustworthy. However, some of the number have been rated negatively because of continuous calls that most users received. For instance, the following users stated in their comments that the numbers have been disturbing them with non-stop calls:
IrishMan commented on the number 01844398609:
I spoke to EE – this is not an EE number – have blocked it now as they’ve been calling incessantly
PPP commented on the number 01709357345:
Trying to offer me products as vodaphone. Call is from rotherham when the vodaphone call center is based in manchester. Will be making contact with them again then reporting them to fraud watchdog as a precaution. If it was vodaphone who called me they need to stop calling me when i request them to stop.
Arial commented on the number 01614958179:
I have had a lot of calls from this number 2-3 times a day recently. Sometimes they ring off before I can answer, most of the time I answer and get dead air from an auto dialer. Today I finally had a voice at the other end, it was a telemarketer from the Automobile Association. I cut them short and told them I would never use AA again thanks to their nuisance calling. I have blocked their number, this is not the kind of practice I expect from what I thought was a quality company. The AA have gone down severely in my estimations.
We would like to warn you that some of these numbers might belong to fraudsters. Therefore, try to avoid any kind of contact with the numbers’ owners. If you have received a call from any of these numbers, you can also share what you experienced at tellows to protect other users from being a victim of a fraud. If you want to know more about frauds and how you can fight against different kind of fraud tricks, our tellows magazine should be able to help you.