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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. Jay Lake reported number 01614648814 as Harassment calls

      they call almost every day but with different numbers but always from Manchester. but seeing I dont know anyone who has my number in Manchester I just block them.

      01614648814 (Manchester) - View details and comments - 1
    2. BRO reported E-on with the number 03452266969 as Cost trap

      Scammer pretending to be Eon Energy calling us about renewing our contract. We don't have one.

      03452266969 (premium rate service: local rate) - View details and comments - 3
    3. Jackko reported number 09022610013 as Harassment calls

      Rings 4 times a day fall/trip/slip total scam don't answer.

      09022610013 (premium rate service) - View details and comments - 3
    4. Terry has been reported with number 01268711411 as Telemarketer

      Says he is calling from in Luton but his number is from Basildon and their only office is in Billericay. Completely fake.

      01268711411 (Basildon) - View details and comments - 4

    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. Block this caller reported Scammers ACA/“Law” with the number 01253928091 as Harassment calls

      No my dead dad hasn’t had car accident recently

      01253928091 (Blackpool) - View details and comments - 12
    2. Daniele reported number +442039667578 with score 9

      2 unwanted calls from this number, difficult to tell the name of the company, maybe Millenium Financial is correct.
      I'm in Italy and the operator was an Italian guy (no name identification, quite young voice, southern accent). I immediately asked how they had my number (which is in the Italian equivalent of TPS) and I get the answer: "F**k you and your privacy, you piece of s**t!" (obviously, in Italian, which is little more rude than English equivalent...). PLZ always notify this number as spam.

      +442039667578 (London) - View details and comments - 11
    3. HMRC has been reported with number 01615096463 as Cost trap

      SCAM. Didnt phone back but know vulnerable / elederly will ....
      Hopefully Police or fraud will investigate

      01615096463 (Manchester) - View details and comments - 8
    4. London business woman reported number 01613990268 as Harassment calls

      Like previous commentators, I had a call asking which school I would like to nominate to receive the anti-bullying booklets now that they'd been printed. When I challenged the female caller (I NEVER agree to anything financial on the phone) she also said she had a recording of the conversation to prove I'd agreed to sponsoring the booklet last year. I asked her to send a digital file of this recording and guess what, she hung up!

      01613990268 (Manchester) - View details and comments - 8


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