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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. John reported SCAM.COM with the number 02038207749 as Harassment calls

      I have just cancelled a policy with d&g.
      Called me to confirm my details??
      Me. you’ve already got them, but I have cancelled Right now i owe you nothing and you don’t need my details.
      Their response, brilliant!!!
      Scammer. We have just had new servers installed and they are not online yet, if we can’t sort the cancellation today you will be charged another month.
      Me. Yeah of course

      02038207749 (London) - View details and comments - 38
    2. a nomanus reported HMRC apparently with the number 02092003760 as Harassment calls

      24/01/20 HMRC - press 1 to be connected to an advisor.

      If you don't press 1 an arrest warrant will be issued for your arrest (never knew what an arrest warrant was for!!)

      Oh wait, my accountant will get hold of me if HMRC need to contact me, as they are the registered address and phone number!!

      02092003760 (London) - View details and comments - 1
    3. The number 01616603189 has been rated with the score 5

      Hang up when answered. Also use :
      0161 808 9570
      0161 808 8341
      0161 808 2379
      0161 808 9572
      0161 808 8338
      0161 808 9983
      0161 808 0892

      0161 464 0563
      0161 464 9938
      0161 464 8646

      0161 826 0360
      0161 660 3189
      0161 820 3476

      01616603189 (Manchester) - View details and comments - 1
    4. Seija reported MoneyGram with the number +18337892877 as trustworthy number

      automated callback survey in response to my interaction

      +18337892877 (Toll-Free) - View details and comments - 2
    5. Busy @ Work reported number 01691029281 as Harassment calls

      Claimed to be from BT and were asking about the speed of our internet.
      They had called my direct dial at work & not the switchboard so was clearly off from the start. I just said 'yeah, it's really really slow' to keep him talking and to see what info they might give me, & he said 'how long has this been going on for?' I replied you have called a company not a private individual & he said 'why are you wasting my time you b*tch.' Then he hung up on me.

      01691029281 (Oswestry) - 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. JULIE reported Utilita energy with the number 01143034256 as Harassment calls

      Ive just swapped from these to a different supplier and it never stops,everyday without fail. Take a hint and feck off.

      01143034256 (Sheffield) - View details and comments - 6
    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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