You will also find that phone scam is becoming more and more common. thanks to the community of scamphoneus, you can check to see if the number is a scam, and if there are other people who are the victims of harassment or attempted fraud.
spam be CAREFULthey called me pretending to be from 3 they mentioned my name and surname! and offered me a new contract because of an upgrade of network (ridiculous reason) and cancelling my existing contract free of charge!they caught redhanded by mentioning that I have phone and sim with them ( I have sim only deal).I just said I am not interested and they said "have a nice day"!
I first got a text message that said 'Bank of Scotland' had noticed that my debit card had been used (that morning) for TEAMASSISTS.COM for £29 and to 'Please confirm if this transaction was made by you by replying Yes or No.' I realised it was a scam (came from number 07860035283) so didn't respond but then got two phone calls from the above number (which I didn't answer either).
Just received 2 text messages from this number saying that a Patricia Speirs wants to share an album with me with a link attached. I dont know anyone with that name and am dubious about any unsolicited messages/links.
Called me on my mobile from a 'UK mobile number', however, the caller was clearly not English, had quite a strong American accent combined with maybe Indian. Asked for an 'Ariel Mountjoy' but seemed very confused by what she was talking about, lots of ums and ahs with no mention of who she was or why she was calling. Informed her she had the wrong number and she became super polite 'Thank for you taking this call ma'am, it's very much appreciated. Have a nice day' etc. which clearly changed it from a personal call to a 'professional' call. Number has called me once before and went to voicemail where the caller hung up immediately, with some odd noises in the background. Clearly NOT a legitimate mobile caller and definitely some kind of business - how they got my number linked to a name such as Ariel Mountjoy though, I do not know!
This came up on my mobile as a local number (Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland) but it was from a company called RK Legal trying to tell me I had been in a car accident. Scammers using local numbers to entice people to answer.
They knew my name as soon as they answered the phone when I called them back. There was no security procedure. They asked about broadband so I said that I did have it (i don't). They tried to offer me a tablet free of charge, but I would have to make a contribution towards the data. I ended the call at this point. It was very unprofessional.
I have received my upgrade to an S7 back in November and my phone caller recognition on it.. I have had calls from Vodafone and they come straight up with Vodafone and it is not this number that is in question.. However whenever I receive a call from this number, 2 calls of which were today they flash up with SCAM on my phone and then when I look through my call register it shows as Extortion where as my call from Vodafone last week shows it vodafone and I have not stored their number in my phone..
Don't panic - it's just some call centre in Liverpool, trying to "help you make a personal injury claim".My insurance company have given my phone number to every bottom-feeding solicitor in the UK and beyond. Thanks a lot Admiral.
On 21/02/2017 at 12:08pm, I received a telephone call from 01524 644444, from a very insistent man with an Asian/Indian accent, who told me he needed me to give him details from my bank debit card, to identify myself so that he could activate a voice-blocking service on my phone line.His voice, accent and demeanour was very similar to a call I received about a year ago, where the man insisted that I had a fall on my computer, and that I should switch it on so that he could mend it remotely. In both cases I put the phone down eventually.
Just had a call from an Indian sounding guy who announced that he was phoning from a company, the name of which i did not get as I could hardly understand him. He told me that he had detected a problem with my computer and asked if I was sitting at my computer. I knew instantly that this was a scam as I have seen so many of these types of calls being shown on YouTube. I told him I knew he was a scammer, not to call me again and hung up.These people are after your money. They will convince you to let them have remote access to your computer and they will show you a normal systems event log within Windows that will show you stopped services with red symbols next to them. These are normal windows services that are normally stopped at certain times and is totally normal. They will then try and charge you hundreds of £s to "fix" your computer. The number that is displayed on your phone when they call will appear to come from within your own country, but it's scam. They are in India. It will be a guy with a thick Indian accent but he will have a typically English name like Rob Smith, or Matthew Wilson, or anything that sounds typically English.Do not let them into your computer even if you know it's a scam and just want some fun with them, as they can "syskey" your computer which essentially bricks it, making you have to reinstall everything from scratch.
Opposite issue - he would not put phone down until I made an appointment that I have no intention of keeping due to lack of any information being offered prior to a high level sales pitch. Probably not a scam as such, but the next best thing.
English male caller. Mumbled that I had got through to (unintelligible). When I said I hadn't got through to anyone, they had called me, he was abusive and hung up.
this is a reverse number database that allows you to look up numbers and let others know your experiences with that people using that number. You can report phone fraud by letting the community and public know that this is how they tried to get a hold of you. You can find out who's been trying to reach you, even if they don't leave a message, just by looking them up. Finding out if its telemarketers, surveys, charities, or even debt collectors is as simple as looking the number up in the database and seeing if others have had contact with the person on the other end of the line. Even if you just want to check out a business by using their number, you can see what other visitors in the community have heard or dealt with in the past.