#1 You have just been called by 01617381687 and would like to know who it was
In addition to reading the information posted by other users at tellows, we recommend trying telephone directories as some companies or people may have provided their information to public listing. But as we know, it’s not in all cases. Since the information provided on telephone directories can vary, it is always advised to use multiple resources to gain accurate results.
If the phone number is listed in one of these directories, there is a real chance of this number belonging to a serious entity.
If you know any information regarding the caller’s company, you can search for the company’s information on this website. The website gives you information whether the number that called you belongs to the mentioned company and if the company truly exists.
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#2 You are often harassed by unknown numbers or annoying calls
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#4 You don’t know what to do?
- Can you verify that the caller is who they say they are? Do they have a reason or a right to have your details? You should always question why a caller requires your details when they are the one who has called YOU
- If you are in any doubt about the caller’s identity, don’t be afraid to end the call. In this case it is very easy for you to call back using the official phone number given on the company website. This way, you can know for sure that you are speaking to someone genuine before telling them your personal details
- If a caller tells you that you have won a prize but they need personal or bank details for you to receive it, be immediately suspicious. More than likely this is a scam
- With your details, criminals can not only commit fraud but also a whole host of other crimes. If you think you have been scammed in such a way, you should inform the police
If the caller wants you to transfer money
- Can you trust the caller? If you yourself transfer money out of your account, it is very difficult for you to get it back again
- If you have even the slightest doubt, do not trust the caller
- If the call is about debt collection or a bill to pay, you should ask the caller to give you information by post or other means. This way, you can be certain that the caller is genuine before you hand over your money
- If a caller informs you that your laptop is broken or that there is a warrant out for your arrest or similar, it is very likely that this is a scam. Do not under any circumstances transfer money or continue the call. You should warn others, especially the elderly, about dangerous and clever scams such as these.
Should I call them back?
- If the phone rung for only a short amount of time before the call ended, this is not a good idea. Scammers often use this method to entice you to call a foreign number and therefore be charged extortionate fees. The same rule applies to robocalls where you are asked to ‘press 1’
- If an unknown caller has called and left no message, there is also usually no need to call them back. This is at your discretion, of course, but if someone really needed to speak to you then they would call you again another time.
If the caller claims to be the police, a lawyer or another official
- Be aware that this is a common type of scam, and that it is unlikely that the caller is who they claim to be
- Ask yourself: have you done anything that would warrant such a call? The police would never contact you by phone if there was a warrant out for your arrest
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions in order to confirm the identity of the caller
- If you have any doubt over a caller’s identity, explain that you do not believe that they are who they claim to be and end the call immediately
In all of these situations, it is important to remember that you can always end the call. If you ever feel threatened by a caller do not hesitate to terminate the call and maybe even tell the police. The tellows magazine contains heaps of expert information and guidance about scams and scam callers. Why not give it a read?
It is always helpful to share information with friends and family about dangerous and spam callers – our online platform allows you to share information which can help others avoid being scammed.
Most importantly, if you fall victim to a scam, you should inform the police as soon as possible and contact your bank if you revealed any bank information.
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