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NUMBER PHONES

PHONE NUMBER COMMENT
01202835781

Asked to speak to "Mr xxx", I said "Speaking"..... They hung up..... Mr xxx is not happy.....

02890444217

spam

01928200165

01928200164

018044120822

Silent call from this number today, 9 December 2016! Annoying

01213872519

hangs up as soon as phone is answered

02079462389

dont answer. accident call ' avoid

01917140202

A complete pain in the arse! Yes I know I'm due an upgrade, but I'll get round to it when I'm ready, keep calling me is not...

02079463389

Been having these calls for almost one year, very noisy background. Always foreign accent. Cannot understand what they are...

01618147719

This number called and a man said "I am going to blow you and your family up!" then put the phone down, tried to call back...

01554536970

Just got a missed call from this number - no message left, I don't know anyone from the area, so not going to return call...

02037156879

It was Carby Community Care. If you have applied to be a care assistant for clients in their own homes and need that job....

01156127862

No message left.

02038072002

Person called land line advised me that they were to do with finance and that I had filled in a form! Which I have not. Now...

01134931340

Someone called. Didn't answer it as at work. These calls are a pain in the rear. No consideration as to what time of the...

01134579781

These stupid people keep ringing me. Most annoying. I don't recognise the number, so I never answer. Another number for the...

019373231403

This number is one from a very huge list used by 'hackers/scammers',claiming to be from Talk-Talk wanting to gain remote...

012245550142

This is a 'fix your windows computer' scam. Tell them to have a nice day, in whatever way you wish, then start counting...

01752365711

Scam call about "renewing TV insurance" - which I dont have - so they are just fishing for financial info - avoid them

01737303466

Spam call! As soon as I answered the phone they hung up without saying anything!

01132806570

Pertemps after seeing my CV on a website and wanting to discuss job opportunities.

01737303466

No-one spoke when I answered, just office noises in the background. I called out the usual 'hello' etc. several times- but...

01612776651

Not answered it but since they dont leave a message its some kind of scam or junk marketing that Ofcom needs to deal with

0156559463

An automated call claiming to be related to some government scheme. When called back the number was unobtainable!

01156127862

I didn't answer it, but as usual, no message left. Suspicious.

02426227277

We were called this morning, advising that calling from Haven, telling us that exceptionally high usage and need to send...

What are scams using missed calls and text messages from unknown numbers?

Missed call scams start by ringing your phone and hanging up so quickly that you can’t answer the call in time. Your phone registers a missed call and you probably won’t recognize the number. People will often then call the number back to find out who it is. Apart from being a nuisance, the missed call can lead to a scam in two ways

The number you call back may be redirected to a premium rate service (a number that starts with 09) without your knowledge, which means you will be charged a lot of money per minute.

The number may tell you that you have won a prize of some sort and give you another number to call to ‘claim’ your prize, but they may not tell you how much the call will cost. This second number may be a premium rate number, again charging you a lot of money to get your prize.

Text message scams work by sending you a text message from a number you may not recognize, but the content of the message could sound like it’s from a friend—for instance "Hi, it’s John. I’m back! When do you want to catch up?" or "Hey big fella, happy birthday!". Another common tactic is for a text message to sound like someone flirting with you. Many people reply asking who it is and end up engaging in a lengthy SMS exchange with the scammer. Only later do they find out that they have been charged a high rate both for messages they sent (sometimes there are also charges for messages received as well).

Warning signs

  • You receive a ‘missed call’ from a number that you don’t recognize.
  • You didn’t hear your phone ring.
  • The number starts with 09 (which is a premium rate service)
  • You receive a text message from a number you don’t recognize, but which sounds like it’s from a friend.
  • If you return a missed call, a recorded message asks you to dial a different number (often starting with 09) but the cost of the call is not clearly stated.

Protect yourself from scams using missed calls and text messages from unknown numbers

  • It is best not to respond to text messages or missed calls that come from numbers you don’t recognize.
  • Be careful of phone numbers beginning with 09. These are charged at a premium rate and can be very expensive.
  • Look out for SMS and MMS numbers that start with 09. These are charged at a premium rate (sometimes even for receiving a message) and can be very expensive.

Report them

If you have received such a call or text, or if you have returned the call or text and you now realize it is a scam, you can report it on our website. You should also spread the word to your friends and family to protect them.

Geographic numbers

01 and 02 numbers These numbers are related to specific locations in the UK and are used for homes and businesses. Calls from landlines are typically charged up to 9p per minute; calls from mobiles between 3p and 40p per minute depending on your call package. For landlines there is normally also a call set-up fee, and call charges are dependent on the time of day. Most providers offer call packages that allow calls free of charge at certain times of the day.

Premium rate number guide

Short text message numbers Mobile text shortcode numbers are five or six-digits long and usually begin with 5, 6, 7 or 8. These numbers are often used to pay for new features in apps, to donate to charity, to enter competitions and to download games and ringtones. You may see these numbers in promotions asking you to text a certain word to a number or, you may receive promotional texts asking you to reply to them.

118 – directory enquiries Numbers beginning with 118 are used for directory enquiries services.Costs: Most calls include a charge to connect (can be between 50p and £4) and then a charge for every minute you use the line (can be up to £5 per minute).

0871, 0872 or 0873 These numbers are normally used for customer service lines, such as technical support lines, chat lines, tarot/horoscope lines and sales/booking lines.Costs: Typically between 11p and 15p per minute from a BT landline and between 20p and 41p per minute from mobiles The cost of calling 087 numbers is made up of two parts: an access charge going to your phone company, and a service charge set by the organisation you are calling.

070 numbers Numbers beginning with 070 may look like mobile numbers but they are different and can be more expensive.They are used to divert calls to another phone number. Small businesses and sole traders often used these to avoid giving out their personal phone number.070 numbers are regulated by Ofcom. However, PhonepayPlus can investigate services on these numbers if they are found to offer premium rate-style services and/or the number is being misused and if the cost of the call exceeds 10p per minute.

09 numbers These numbers are mainly used for competitions, TV voting, horoscopes, chat lines, adult lines and professional service lines.Costs: Between 9p and £1.69 per minute from a BT landline (other landlines up to £2.60 per minute) or between 50p and £2.50 per minute from mobiles

Contact the company that runs the service

If you want to make an enquiry about your charge, you should first contact the company that is running the service.

To find out who is running the service and the contact details of the company, please use our search engine or contact your telephone provider and ask for the contact details of the service provider.

What is an SMS competition & trivia scam?

An SMS competition or SMS trivia scam usually arrives as a text message and may encourage you to enter a competition for a great prize (like an mp3 player). The message (or sometimes, an advertisement) could also invite you to take part in a trivia competition, with a great prize on offer if you answer a certain number of questions correctly. The scammers make money by charging extremely high rates for the messages you send, and any further messages they send to you. These charges could be as high as £2 for each message sent and/or received. With trivia scams, the first lot of questions will be very easy. This is meant to encourage you to keep playing. However, the last one or two questions that you need to answer to claim your ‘prize’ could be very difficult or impossible to answer correctly (and may even require you to guess a random number).

Warning signs

  • You receive a text message offering you the chance to win a great prize by sending a return text to enter a competition.
  • A text message tells you that you could win a great prize by participating in a trivia competition over SMS. The first message may even contain a very easy question to tempt you.
  • The text message (or other advertisement) does not give you details about how to stop receiving more messages
  • The first text message, or the advertisement for the competition does not contain all the terms and conditions.

Protect yourself from SMS competition & trivia scams

  • Use your common sense: the offer may be a scam.
  • Read all the terms and conditions of any offer very carefully: claims of free or very cheap offers often have hidden costs.
  • Make sure you know how to stop any subscription service you want to sign up to.
  • It is best not to respond to text messages or missed calls that come from numbers you don’t recognize.
  • Be careful of phone numbers beginning with 09. These are charged at a premium rate and can be very expensive
  • Look out for SMS and MMS numbers that start with 09. These are charged at a premium rate (sometimes even for receiving a message) and can be very expensive.

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DANGEROUS NUMBERS

019373231403

This number is one from a very huge list used by 'hackers/scammers',claiming to be from Talk-Talk wanting to gain remote access to people's computers.

012245550142

This is a 'fix your windows computer' scam. Tell them to have a nice day, in whatever way you wish, then start counting aloud to see how far you get before they hang up.

01752365711

Scam call about "renewing TV insurance" - which I dont have - so they are just fishing for financial info - avoid them

02426227277

We were called this morning, advising that calling from Haven, telling us that exceptionally high usage and need to send an engineer tomorrow at 12noon to check the meter. To do this the foreign sounding lady said she would need meter number. I pointed out that Haven do not own the meter and I would need to call her back with the number. I asked for a telephone number, but she said it would not take me through to her, so she would hold on line or call me back. I said give me an hour. Once I ended the call I contacted Haven Power and spoke to our account manager, who confirmed this was a bogus call.

02081448920

Ransomware scam. Nothing wrong with your pc. Just put the phone down on them. Don't be polite. Would you be polite to someone you caught with their hand in your wallet? You would! In that case call this a tax on the silly!

01312362924

Scam call! Ambulance Chasing for car accident!

01312362924

Knew my name and started talking about a non fault vehicle accident I had sometime in the last three years. Scammer! Blocked now

01617698711

This is a holiday prize scam. First of all they qualify certain personal details, age, marital status, property ownership, annual joint salary, They they tell you the GREAT! News that you've won a holiday and all you need to do is book your flights. Then they transfer you to another member of their team to talk about booking flights. This is a classic scam that is well documented on the internet. Hang up!

02392656600

Fake Natwest Card Services! It's a Scam!

02392656600

A man claiming to be from natwest bank asking us to go through details of a recent reward scheme we had just opened, which we had done the day before, he wanted to just verify a few questions but we said call back next week, this was at 7pm, quite late for a call from the bank, we tried to ring the number back but it said it doesn't accept incoming calls. We called our bank this morning and their was nothing on their system re-calls to us and they also didn't recognise this number as one of their... so clearly a scam call, but how quick they are at trying to scam you these days.... GET A LIFE SCAMERS....

012378911

Scammers

08004080781

Never signed up for these texts they send, which cost me £4 50 each time. I'm angry as I can't stop them texts. Is there anything I can do? Can someone please help?

07501703239

crime investigation saying i was 4 grand in debt, phoned the number backa nd is now an invalid number, says on an app the caller was bradley bunn

01646639146

Foreign male said from Talk Talk - said problem with router and was angling for access to my computer. When advised he would not get access to my system he hung up.

00612841732

BT Scammers! Lady with indian accent was calling to tell us that the broadband service would be disrupted for a few hours due to an ongoing fault in the area. SCAM

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