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New Top 5 of The Most Annoying Telephone Numbers

Have you ever got one of those annoying computer-generated spam phone calls? Do you also consider it as the most annoying thing ever?
Take a look on the most annoying telephone numbers this week that has been irritating our users the most:

1. 044725543 from Wellington – New Zealand with a tellows Score of 6
2. 049244455 from Wellington – New Zealand with a tellows Score of 6
3. 0800222378 Telecom, TelstraClear and other network – New Zealand with a tellows Score of 6
4. 099769580 from Auckland – New Zealand with a tellows Score of 5
5. 043823400 from Wellington – New Zealand with a tellows Score of 4

We finally got more information about numbers that have been most wanted in NZ for the last couple of months and nobody knew who is hiding behing those numbers but now we do. Tellows user Johan provided us information about number 044725543 :

one of those annoying computer-generated spam phone calls, what a pain !
PLEASE STOP CALLING ME !!!!

Another Tellows user Tree commented on 049244455 :

I’m not sure but I think it is a BNZ phone banking survey, I received a call from this that I could not answer and could not ring back then got a call from a similar number that was BNZ survey.

If you have any information about those numbers please do not hesitate to share it with Tellows community. We will appreciate it a lot.
Take care fellows,
Tellows Team

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Most Wanted Spam and Scam Callers in AU and NZ

Tellows is back again with the weekly update on most wanted spam and scam callers in AU and NZ.

1. 044725543 from Wellington – New Zealand with a Tellows Score of 6
2. 049244455 from Wellington – New Zealand with a Tellows Score of 7
3. 049747222 from Wellington – New Zealand with a Tellows Score of 7
4. 0800222378 TelstraClear Tollfree – New Zealand with a Tellows Score of 8
5. 043823400 from Wellington – New Zealand with a Tellows Score of 4

Telemarketing calls are indeed an annoying thing. Sometimes we get them even when we ask them to stop, or when we are on the Do Not Call list. Even worse is when you repeatedly get calls from the numbers that hung up as soon as you answer, not even letting you ask who they are.
Tellows user Bob wrote the last comment to the number 044725543 :

Have started getting missed calls from this number today (26/02/13). They don’t call long enough for me to answer, only for a couple of seconds.

Who are these mysterious callers from Wellington ? For the couple of weeks already they are our Weekly Top 5 leaders and still nobody knows who they really are. Unbelievable !
Scammers are pretty active all over New Zealand and Australia and you are very welcome to be as active as they are and provide us more and more information on the most annoying numbers.

Don’t hesitate to share your experiences with us,
Till next week, Take Care!

The tellows Team

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Last Week’s Top 5 Scammers

This week’s top 5 include an unknown caller whose number has been known to us for some weeks now, but nobody knows who is hiding behind it. Unbelievable!! This guy from Wellington seem to work very hard to sustain such an high amount of attention. More and more people use tellows.co.nz to share their experience and report annoying spam and scam numbers, so we will definitely find out who is our dark horse and this week’s Top leader.
Top 5 of the Most Wanted UK callers:

1. 044725543, Wellington – New Zealand, with a Tellows Score of 6
2. 049747222, Wellington – New Zealand, with a Tellows Score of 7
3. 099769580, Auckland – New Zealand, with a Tellows Score of 5
4. 049244455, Wellington – New Zealand, with a Tellows Score of 7
5. 0800222378, private – New Zealand, with a Tellows Score of 8

Tellows-user Eva is frustrated about the call she got recently:

this number called me and hung up when i answered.
when i’m fast enough there’s nobody on the line.
I called them back and a woman with asian accent said: “Thank you for calling mycharity.com”

Anyone knows something about this?

Telephone spam and scam is still on an unprecedented height but thanks to your help our database on scam numbers is steadily growing. If you have any information on the numbers mentioned above, share it with the harassed!
Your Tellows-team

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New Top 5 of Most Annoying Numbers in AU and NZ

Welcome back to the Tellows update on the most annoying spam and scam numbers of New Zealand and Australia. Following telephone numbers have been harassing you last week the most:

1. 044725543 from Wellington, New Zealand with a tellows Score of 6

2. 0800222378 a New Zealand number, with a tellows Score of 8

3. 049244455 from Wellington, New Zealand with a tellows Sof 6

4. 078571502 from Hamilton, New Zealand with a tellows Score of 8

5. 034748008 from Dunedin, New Zealand with a tellows Score of 5

The 1st place this week goes to the number 044725543, it was searched by the tellows-Users more than 1500 times now. Even though it is the most annoying number this week, it is still unclear who is hidding behind it. Alex is sharing his bad experience with us:

-This number is calling me for 4 weeks now. When I answered, there was noone in the line. Can somebody help?

The 2nd place goes to the number 0800222378. This number was reported by the tellows-User Ruger, he warns us that:

– TXT message urging to call 0800222378 ASAP. I think not! probably a bloddy ripp off

The 3rd place goes to the number 049244455, it was reported by tellows-User Jeff and like the first place we are dealing with unknown number.

The 4th place goes to the number 078571502, it was identified by the tellows-User Anon as a Telecom Service and reported as Harassment call.

The 5th place goes to the number 034748008, the tellows-User peter Rabbit told us:

this number called me 2 times this morning and when i called back the number was unknown….

Have a great spam free week !
Your Tellows team

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The AU and NZ Top 5 Annoying Numbers

Welcome back to the Tellows update on the most annoying spam and scam numbers of New Zealand and Australia. Here are the numbers that have been harassing you the most:

1. 0218392056 a New Zealand mobile phone number with a tellows score of 6
2. 0884239822 from Adelaide, Australia with a tellows score of 5
3. 0385239459 from Melbourne, Australia with a tellows score of 6
4. 099291108 from Auckland, New Zealand with a tellows score of 5
5. 0396319700 from Melbourne, Australia with a tellows score of 7

The 1st number is a scam via SMS, the massage say that you have won a price and requests that you send some information, better call your cell provider and see if it is legitimate like Liza Sandilands did:

„It is a scamm dont give any information I phoned Nokia myself and they confirmed there are people who are busy with a scamm. They took all the detail and will follow up „

on 2nd 3rd and 4th place wie got some silent calls, so don’t call them back if you see them on your display.

The last number ist a call centre working with different companies, user Brian say don’t waste your time:

„his is a number of a call centre doing sales calls on behalf of various companies: Quickflix, Foxtel, Dun and Bradstreet (debt collectors). I tell you, don`t waste your time, hang it up. „

We count on you in the struggle against phone spam and scam!
See you soon,
Your Tellows Team

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Community Power Against Spam! NZ & Austrialian Weekly Top 5

Welcome back to the Tellows weekly update on the most annoying spam and scam numbers of New Zealand and Australia. Here are the numbers that have been harassing you the most:

1. 0800438229 Telecom, TelstraClear or other networks with a tellows score of 8
2. 063569092 from Palmerston North with a tellows score of 5
3. 0381998010 from Melbourne with a tellows score of 8
4. 0385239459 from Melbourne with a tellows score of 6
5. 02123546400 from vodafone New Zealand with a tellows score of 5

The most wanted number of this week is New Zealand’s 0800438229 which is most likely a dodgy debt collector called Baycorp sending sms from number 64210025900, advising to ring 0800438229.

Here is the latest comment on the number given by Jimbob:

Sent from number 64210025900, message says “Pls rg 0800 438229 quote ref 3138345 15669 or reply txt Call regarding an urgent matter”. If it was legitimate (and urgent), wouldn’t they call me? There is no name or clue as to who has sent the text. I can only assume that it is dodgy and no way would I reply or call the number provided.

Are you also getting calls from 063569092 on both cell phone and landline which you never manage to answer because they ring off in a second? If yes, you probably did not miss anything important. Tellows users’ comments are talking about a company with almost no public information given anywhere at all – here is what Paul wrote:

I’m getting a lot of calls from this number of late, both on landline and cell. Sadly I cannot locate much detail, apart from the fact that Millway Enterprises has been struck off. The company director in NZ was Tak Chuen Wong, and there are two listings for him / her in Palmerston North – neither with the address shown in the companies office registration though.

Australians are most likely to face a cold call from number 0381998010. Some Tellows users called the number back – here is what Scally experienced:

This number keeps calling but when I answer they hang up. They’ve called once a day for the last week. I called the number back and it was a woman who said she was from Optus then she started telling me that I’d won a free ipad or something. She just kept babbling so I hung up.

Australia’s second worst spam number 0385239459 shows the same characteristics: not only ping calls, but also it is from Melbourne. It is possible that both Australian top spam numbers belong to the same call centre.

Gilly reported:

Recieved a call from this number and when I answered they hung up. I rang back from a secure phone line and they didnt answer.

We hope we will find out more about number 02123546400 on rank 5. Despite the low number of comments it seems to be a very active number.

We count on you in the struggle against phone spam and scam!

See you soon,
Your Tellows Team

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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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Displaying Spam Hot Spots – Tellows Heat Map!

Which areas are the most affected by spam and scam calls?

The Tellows heat map shows the regions which are constantly called by certain phone numbers.

How does Tellows collect the information?

The Tellows heat map is designed to display information where phone numbers were searched for and also how often they were typed into Tellows. The map is being updated each day.

You can find a heat map for your country by clicking on the statistics link at the bottom of the tellows main page.

The locations marked red are suffering most heavily from spam and scam calls at the moment you are looking at the data. It is interesting to see that some numbers are really focusing on certain areas. It is often that you can see people in your area facing the same spam calls as you.

You can view the heat map for New Zealand here.

Feel free to share you ideas and thoughts on our services. We are grateful for any comments, suggestions and constructive criticism.

 

Regards,

Your team Tellows

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