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Sick Of This Call! The Australian & New Zealand Top Nuisance Numbers

Welcome back to the Tellows weekly update on the most annoying spam and scam numbers of New Zealand.
And here they are:

1. 0800438229 Telecom, TelstraClear or other networks with a tellows score of 8
2. 02239859700 mobile service (2degrees) with a tellows score of 8
3. 0381998010 from Melbourne with a tellows score of 6
4. 0296123591 from Sydney with a tellows score of 5
5. 098874136 from Auckland with a tellows score of 7

This week’s absolute top spam number of all New Zealand and Australia is a very suspicious debt collection company called Baycorp.

User Thatsme reported:

Baycorp probably purchased details illegally from MSD staff who were subsequently dismissed – they harass, use deceptive tactics, and refuse to clear your credit when a debt is paid, or where no debt is proven

There’s not much to say about the numbers on rank 2 and 4 – automated silent calls only. The number on rank 5 is almost the same: used to be silent calls, but now there´s a call centre on the other end trying to sell products of a company called “design boys”.

Australia’s most annoying number is a smartphone and tablet PC telemarketing number.

The latest comment was given by user tele yesterday:

They have been calling me constantly when I was unavailable so today when I had some time off I called them back and someone called “Michael” wanting to sell me a galaxy tab + galaxy ace with 2GB of data and $500 worth of calls or something for like $49. I told him I don’t need a new phone but he was very persistant. The thing that worries me is that I am with another carrier so I don’t understand how they got my number…. and I would really like to know

Thank you for all your comments. We will bring you more news on the numbers next week.

See you soon,
Your Tellows-Team

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First Tellows New Zealand Weekly Update On Top 3 Spammers – Auckland Strikes

This is the first Tellows weekly update on the most annoying spam and scam numbers of New Zealand.

3. 098874136 from Auckland with a tellows score of 7
2. 099291108 from Auckland with a tellows score of 5
1. 08009524855 Telecom/Telstra or other number with a tellows score of 8

Last week’s rank-1-number moved to rank 2 for this week and we have a newcomer – a mobile number on rank 1:

For the number on rank 1 user Nano reported:

Said they were calling me to inform about a prize drew. I cancelled my contract with them long ago so I asked them to remove me from their list. they said they would, I hope so.

For the number on rank 3 unser madharry reported:

Got a hangup from this number when I called it back it was a marketing company trying to sell somthing, accent to hard to understand. Suspect they are using a dialer to cheak for live numbers

Although we hope that your comments will work against spam, we will bring you more news on the numbers next week.

See you soon,
Team Tellows

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The First Top 3 Spammers of New Zealand

Here we are with the first Top 3 phone spam report for New Zealand!
This is a historical moment, so everybody, please, keep your eyes on:
3. 0279238796 mobile service number with a tellows score of 9
2. 0221361991 mobile service number with a tellows score of 9
1. 099291108 from Auckland with a tellows score of 5

For the number on rank 1 user Vichy reported:

It’s very strange that a formal bank calling in the evening and asking for a survey. Highly doubt it.

Whereas Kate wrote this for the same number:

Number called back again this evening, Market research company for sky TV asking to do a 10 minute survey. Trustworthy.

Obviously, we are dealing with a market research number from a call centre here. Some people do not find it disturbing, other do.

We are glad if you can give more comments on the numbers and we look forward to read more next week!

See you soon,
Team Tellows

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