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    We've all had to deal with the same thing. Your phone rattles furiously as it's bombarded with nuisance call after nuisance call and you have no way of knowing who's calling. Will it be over enthused telemarketers or, perhaps even more annoying, a swift click and the dialing-tone drone? Should you take the call or ignore it? Who's on the other end?
    Rest assured that you're not alone. In a world where cold callers can sometimes seem to hold a global monopoly over phone lines, tellows aims to provide a solution. We function as a vast online database of phone number profiles, generated thanks to feedback and reviews from our online community. Providing an online platform where users can share their experiences of these kinds of calls and flag up numbers responsible for junk calls means that information on suspicious numbers becomes readily available, helping other members of the tellows community to anticipate potential risk calls. Join the international community that is currently operating in 47 countries with more than 200,000 users on a daily basis and download the new tellows app today for your iPhone or android. And whilst you are at it, take a look at our various other useful tools available for purchase in our tellows shop.
    Here at, not only can we provide up-to-date information on regional nuisance-call trends and currently active numbers with the heatmap, we also pinpoint the origin of your call and display it on a map by identifying the prefix.
    We ontop feature the pinpoint location your call originated from and display it on a map, using the dialling code. Learn more about international dialling codes.
    Want to hear more? We have some light reading material that might be of interest to you. Check out our tellows blog for news on the latest scams, tellows products and updates in telecoms regulations that affect you in the UK or simply grab a copy of our free tellows magazine, which came together after our many years of experience on the subject of telephone terror and scams. This not only includes important background information about phone fraud but the methodology behind it. A must read for all phone consumers.

    Recently added comments

    1. Jackie reported number 02476685345 as Kamran Qayyum Leicester

      Silly Felcher Kamran Qayyum Leicester Scam Artist stealing pay pal details.

      02476685345 (Coventry) - View details and comments - 9
    2. The number +88233100174 has been reported as Ping Call

      probably it only call you when you block certain number (like telemarketing number) never had this number call me, it only happened after i block Indihome telemarketing number. take care they are being passive aggressive

      +88233100174 () - View details and comments - 6
    3. Jack reported Occult Gang and Hackers with the number 02087804180 as Harassment calls

      Very organised occult gang stalkers. They will even hack your phone so when you try to call the police, the call will go to a member of the gang pretending to be the police.

      02087804180 (London) - View details and comments - 30
    4. enrico reported fortrade with the number +390226225433 as Aggressive advertising

      aggressive forex scam

      +390226225433 (Milano) - View details and comments - 1
    5. enrico reported fortrade with the number +390522614774 as Aggressive advertising

      Aggressive forex. They insulted me multiple times saying that I registered for something, and that I have to take responsibility over my choices.

      +390522614774 (Reggio nell'Emilia) - View details and comments - 1

    Where does the information on telephone numbers come from?

    tellows provides a platform where those who receive frequent spam and scam phonecalls can share their knowledge on a particular caller by commenting on the phone number's profile. Profiles are generated automatically if a number is being searched for the first time. We categorise calls by type (debt collection, sweepstakes, etc.) and give the number in question a tellows score, which indicates whether a number is trustworthy or suspicious, helping you to decide whether or not to take the call. This risk rating is generated by a complex algorithm that incorporates data such as user ratings and search statistics. Want to find out more about how the tellows score works?
    The bulk of the information on the site comes from user reviews and our database is constantly expanding and becoming more detailed thanks to information from you, our online community. By providing information on a number, you can help innumerable other people to anticipate and avoid a malicious call.

    Comments on the most frequently searched phone numbers

    1. Len reported number 01332585854 with score 8

      Rang lots of time and sometimes hanged up once answered. Decided to answer and they rang to ask about mortgage. I said we don't have one he then asked about life insurance and I said my husband deals with that he then ask about home insurances where I said I look around for cheap deals my self and then he said he would update his records and said goodbye. It could be a company that searches for deal or This could be a way to get you details so could be dangerous so be be careful and think twice about giving out personal details.

      01332585854 (Derby) - View details and comments - 38
    2. St3v3066 reported Intelligent Finance with the number 08001697762 as trustworthy number

      Definitely a genuine Lloyds Banking Group number. Returning my call to Intelligent Finance (who are also now part of the Lloyds/Halifax/Bank of Scotland group

      08001697762 (free-call service) - View details and comments - 44
    3. Paul reported Enlighten Advice Services Ltd with the number 01295061377 as Telemarketer

      car insurance SPOOF - BLOCK the number - not a real business

      01295061377 (Banbury) - View details and comments - 15
    4. Revolut Scam has been reported with number +442033228352 as SMS spam

      Text message stating unusual transactions and to follow the link provided in the text

      +442033228352 (London) - View details and comments - 7


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