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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 tellows.co.uk, 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. Chris reported number 07724360666 as Harassment calls

      I am listing this number as harrassment (likely scam) because I had 5 withheld calls after midnight which I subsequently blocked - followed immediately by this number which is now also blocked.
      I'm guessing origin is overseas as UK callers would know not to call after midnight!

      07724360666 (mobil phone number) - View details and comments - 1
    2. The number 01618149530 has been reported as Harassment calls

      A call to "review my life insurance policy", that I don't have. Mentioned Royal London. Said they had my name and phone number from opt in data, but wouldn't say where they got that data and eventually put the phone down on me.

      01618149530 (Manchester) - View details and comments - 2
    3. Netka reported nieznany with the number 01413679919 as Harassment calls

      a few times he called it is already exhausting

      01413679919 (Glasgow) - View details and comments - 3
    4. Daisy reported number 02088637827 as Cost trap

      Automated BT your internet will be switched off scam! Idiots!

      02088637827 (London) - View details and comments - 1
    5. Android reported Sconosciuto with the number 003901119623265 as Aggressive advertising

      003901119623265 (Torino) - 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. Eric reported number 01160094900 as Bestway Agency

      Numberous calls Harrassment.
      Saying we were involved in a car accident.

      01160094900 (Leicester) - View details and comments - 21
    2. loody reported galaxy prism services with the number 01160229191 as Harassment calls

      Car accident call. scam

      01160229191 (Leicester) - View details and comments - 18
    3. S Garratt reported Bestway Agency with the number 01160098237 as Harassment calls

      Called numerous times have to block

      01160098237 (Leicester) - View details and comments - 10
    4. The number 02039848976 has been assigned to apparently HMRC

      Fake call from HMRC.
      Stupid voice recording, I know HMRC and they NEVER sound like that. Have saved the message and might hack THEM. stupid people

      02039848976 (London) - View details and comments - 10
    5. Jon reported number 01615329333 as Aggressive advertising

      Calling about an accident. I told him I don't have a car and he said it's in the UK accident book so I must have been the passenger. Told him to fuck off and hung up.

      01615329333 (Manchester) - View details and comments - 10

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