Many of our users have reported that they’ve been tricked by phone scammers using different kinds of methods. Thanks to the tellows community, we can find different tricks that scammers use and we are able to avoid these frauds. Many users have been using tellows for years in order to share information about telephone numbers and protect other people from being victims of fraud. Unfortunately, not all of them have registered themselves with their tellows account when they can get various benefits by being registered members!
Today we introduce you to a new app that offers plenty of possibilities to protect you from unwanted calls. The Call Blocker: Reverse Lookup app identifies unknown spam callers at the moment you receive a call.
You can also activate the block feature to make sure unwanted calls don’t come through. Spam calls will be blocked without further messaging. A personal blacklist lets you block additional numbers. Reported numbers will be added to the database and will help other users to be warned about the app as well. The app lets you perform a reverse search for unknown numbers to easily find additional data about the number that called you.
The app works with the tellows database and uses the knowledge of the community to identify spam calls. The regular update ensures an up-to-date-protection from all current active spam numbers. The Call Blocker saves your valuable time and protects more people from unwanted spam calls.
The app is available in various countries for all iPhones supporting iOS 10 or higher. Continue reading →
For some the Caribbean Sea equals paradise, for others, the sole notion of the Grenadian area code 473 forebodes only waking nights and sleepless nightmares. A new phone-fiend has arisen on the small island of Grenada in the Caribbean Sea and pesters unwitting people with dozens of silent calls a day.
Our fellow tellows users complain about an increasing number of automated calls from Grenada. Usually the calls are most numerous in the morning, yet afternoon calls and bellowing phones at night were reported as well. Yet no one actually ever talked to the caller. The tellows user thereby conclude that the callers agenda is primarily aimed at tricking people into calling back.
1. 6518293110^from Minnesota – St. Paul with a tellows score of 8
2. 2143965554 from Allen with a tellows score of 8
3. 18883263482 with a tellows score of 9
Congratulations! You’ve just won 1 Million Dollars!! or did you?? User Amber share her experience with our 1st number:
„They called me saying that I was selected to win $1 million dollars and at first it sounded reasonable but as the phone call progressed it was clear it was a scam. They wanted to know my bank and if I had a Visa Master Card. Then they tried to get me to buy magazines. I tried to decline and someone hung up on me. I called back to reassure I wasn’t going to recieve or end up paying for something I didn’t ask for and I was informed I wouldn’t. I should have just hung up I know, but I’m young and made a dumb mistake. Since this phone call, people have been calling my around the clock. „
The 2nd number is a confused telemarketer as user Giulio Moro points out
„Person calls and leaves message that they spoke to me last week about reducing my credit card payment interest when I never spoke to anyone there about anything. Fraud or incompetence? „
If you get a call from the 3rd number 18883263482 please contact the police, it seems to be a man with an indian accent claiming you owe money, he asks for your social security number and if resisted starts to curse and threaten, so if you see this number don’t even pick up.
Everyone who has already been called by telemarketers, knows how annoying such a call can be. Their only objective is to sell their products. They achieve this by asking cleverly formulated questions, which are usually set by a software.
By using the tellows Call Guideline you are well prepared for those nuisance calls. With these questions you turn the tables and give the call center assistants an extremely hard time. Additionally to the questions we left some blank space for you to write down the caller’s answers. Therewith, it is possible to ask the same questions during the call again and to check how serious the call actually is.
Just print the guideline and use it as a support whenever you reveive unsolicited calls. Optionally you can send the completed guideline to kontaktATtellows.de (in case of contacting please replace AT by @). The most amusing or helpful guidelines will be published in our blog.
Here are the top 3 of the most annoying phone numbers this week:
1. 0012538203089 from Washington with a tellows score of 8
2. +17675034697 from Dominica with a tellows score of 5
3. 5595548838 Sacramento with a tellows score of 4
This week’s most annoying phone number 0012538203089 has been searched more than 3225 times now.
Unfortunately you’re not sure about who the caller might be.
“kaut”, who reported this number as Harassment call, writes:
Got the call two times (Suisse). First no reply then got the connection. Persons says they are calling from windows computer department and something is wrong with my computer. Try to figure out from which company he is calling. He didn’t answer and I stopped conversation.
It seems to be someone who tries to pretend to be from Windows (Microsoft).
If you search the internet for “scam call microsoft” you will see that this is a widespread scam.
Often the caller has some kind of indian accent, too.
So beware of any phone calls applying to this information.
Thank you for your support and keep on commenting!
Another week passed with all quiet on the landline front – at least in terms of change. The fraudsters remain as relentless as the weeks before. Beware, good folks of America… they are after you!!! Fortunately, thousands of honourable citizens stand out and oppose this unsolicited annoyance and provide the information needed warn the people prior the con.
Here are the results:
1. 6518293110 from St. Paul / Minnesota with a tellows score of 8
2. 2187242094 from Duluth with a tellows score of 6
3. 3233319189 from Los Angeles with a tellows score of 9
These people have been calling my phone for the past week at least three times a day all day long. They never leave a message. I called the number back to see who it was and the automated recording picked up and it said it was a company called teleresources, but nothing else about why they called
The St. Pauls number is an old vet in terms of nuisance calls. Their promises of wealth lure unaware citizens into fee-required subscriptions and leech their bank accounts dry. Unfortunately, we know only little about the number from Duluth, but thanks to peter we know at least the company name “teleresources”. Last but not least, a debt collection company intends to grind the people’s nerves to dust.
someone keeps on calling my job saying that they have information on me. and that they are going to have the police come out and get me. i told them that they are a scam and i am going to call the police regarding them keep on harrassing me at work. twice in one day other number was 508 202 7204, this one said i was involved in a hit and run. LIE i dont know how people can do this and do there best an try too scare people.
Take care, friends of tellows !!! Do not let them get you unawares !!!