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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.



Your team Tellows

Tellows E-mail Notification Service

Hello friends and fellows!

You have entered a comment about a number that seemed suspicious to you. Now, you are curious what will happen next. Will there be other people with similar experience? Possibly someone could provide you with more necessary information about the nuisance caller.

This is why Tellows implemented an e-mail notification service. In order to make use of it after entering a comment, please cross the box beneath the comment window saying [] I’d like to be notified if there’s news regarding this number.

You will be notified by e-mail as soons as there is another comment for this number will be available.

Here are the detailed steps for ordering e-mail notification:

1. Go to the comment form and write a comment in the appropriate field.

2. Check the box saying  I’d like to be notified if there’s news regarding this number.

3. Enter your e-mail address and state how often you wish to be notified.

4. Submit comment. 


Have fun and never surrender against spam!

Your team Tellows!

Special Feature of Spam Indication: Tellows Score

What does the Tellows Score say?

Being a platform for everybody who fell victim to phone spam and scam, Tellows does not only offer exchange of information about numbers, but also it provides evaluation of numbers with the help of a numerical system.  Starting from 1 (trustworthy number) to 9 (highly suspicious number), you can see straight away, what kind of number you are dealing with.

Furthermore, the score is highlighted with the help of respective colours: score 1 is marked in bright green, 5 is a neutral yellow, whereas score 9 is in alarming red.

This is a fast and easy way to look up dangerous numbers and well as to warn others of them.

In case you know such dangerous numbers, please report them to Tellows. We are convinced that it is essential to share information and experience with others in order to fight spam and scam. Remember, this information prevents the scammers from their success.

Have a nice week without any unnerving calls!

Kind regards,

Your team Tellows

Tellows Number Statistics Available

Am I the only one? Sadly, no.

Whole countries and areas suffer from phone spam. Once you looked up a suspicious phone number on Tellows, you might wonder if other people were also frequently harassed by that number and if yes, how many? And when?

Detailed information on the amount of search requests is given on each number’s so-called detail site.  Simply click on the respective line saying Search requests for this phone number inside the number’s info box. If the queries for a number reached a sufficient amount, there will be a detailed amount given. Having clicked there, you will see a graph displaying additional stastics on the number. You may adjust the time period in which you are interested – choose between 1 day, 1 week, 1 month or 3 moths and press adjust to display the new graph.

Here is an example for the New Zealand number 099291108.
In this moment, the number was looked for 468 times, which is a suffient amount of queries in order to display it in a chart. Usually, there will be a tendency towards peak activity times of numbers during the week and less activity on weekends.

Do not hesitate to contact us about this function. Ideas as well as every comment is welcome – either suggestions or constructive criticism.


Thank you!


Team Tellows