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The Week in Nuisance Calls: The Top 5 Most Wanted Numbers

Dear friends of tellows,

as daily comments on tellows around the globe demonstrate, peace and quiet at home without the slightest unwanted ring of the telephone have become somewhat of an utopia to most consumers. This week’s list includes some of the usual suspects as well as newcomers with a particularly high percentage of silent callers. Let’s have a look:

1. 078564248 from New Zealand with 2 comments and 596 search requests. tellows Score: 8
2. 044725543 from New Zealand with 3 comments and 2782 search requests. tellows Score: 6
3. 0392439488 from Australia with 2 comments and 452 search requests. tellows Score: 7
4. 0296123591 from Australia with 4 comments and 1404 search requests. tellows Score: 6
5. 0756354628 from Australia with 2 comments and 2929 search requests. tellows Score: 6

Starting off with an old acquaintance, number 078564248 from New Zealand ranks on our first place this week. Making its first appearance on the list in July this year, the number is still one of the most wanted with calls originating from Hamilton. Based on the experiences of our users, the caller makes incessant silent calls that are pereceived as harassment.

An even worse repeat offender is the number 044725543, ranking on our second place this week. Again, many of our users complain about frequent silent calls. User Johan voiced his frustration, commenting:

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

Calling from Melbourne, Australia, our third place, number 0392439488 is a newcomer to the list and has been rated as rather untrustworthy with a tellows score of 7. Similarly to the first two numbers, users have complained about receiving continuous calls with no answer. User Pene wrote:

Unknown caller who left no message on voicemail. so who are you??

With calls originating from the Australian capital Sydney, the number 0296123591 ranks on fourth place. Although most users question the authenticity of the number, some report that they have been receiving telemarketing calls while other complained about consistent prank calls.

Our final number for this week, number 0756354628 from Australia, has been making unwanted calls as well. According to our users, the telemarketing calls are made if you have given the number to the company. User Klárča reported:

First I thought this might be prank calls and didn`t lift the phone. But it`s just Surf life saving. I once took part in a lottery, that`S why they called me. They asked for donations.

In order to avoid unwanted telemarketing calls, be careful who you provide personal information with and what terms you agree to when filling out forms even when using seemingly trustworthy services. Sometimes you unwittingly subscribe to unwanted telemarketing services or other forms of spam calls. If you have been receiving telephone spam calls, you are more than welcome to share your knowledge with our tellows community to warn others. Other than that, have a lovely and hopefully spam-free weekend.

Your tellows team