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    We've all had to deal with the same thing. As your phone rings from dawn till dusk and nuisance calls bask in a sun of trickery, it is the spammer and scammer that will rule the day, but nay we say! intents to disrupt the fraudster line of success by distributing important information on all sorts of unsolicited calls in Australia. If you receive a call from an unknown number, just access the tellows database and find details on the numbers point of origin and the nature of the call. The people's ignorance is the scammer most effective advantage. Not just scam calls, also text spam has increased over the years. Once you know who you are facing, you will also know the way to counteract their malevolent attempts appropriately. At this, the number's tellows score will tell you whether the caller is reliable or dubious. The higher the score the higher the risk. Learn more about the tellows score.

    Join the international community that is currently operating in 52 countries with more than 250,000 users on a daily basis and create your account fast and easy to keep track of your ratings and blocked numbers when using the tellows app for your iPhone or Android to protect you from unwanted calls on the go. Here at, not only can we provide up-to-date information on regional nuisance-call trends and currently active numbers with the heatmap, we also pinpoint the origin of your call and display it on a map by identifying the prefix. In our blog post we inform about the common scams and fraud methods reported in Australia and how you can protect yourself. Among our website to report phone numbers, we offer a caller protection for your landline phone, mobile apps, current news on the latest scam methods in our blog and a partnership program. Developers can participate in our project and make use of the data about phone scammers and spam phone numbers.

    If you want to find out where in Australia people are most bothered by annoying phone calls, then take a look at the heatmap on our statistics page. There are separate tellows websites for each country where you can find details about local numbers that called you like in the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Japan.

    Recently added comments

    1. iPhone reported number ‎+61493631041 as unknown

      5/17/24, 4:00 PM via iPhone App

      1 Rating for +61493631041 (Telstra)
    2. Amber YU reported Spam caller with the number ‎+61483944591 as Harassment calls

      5/12/24, 3:49 PM

      It was some random caller that didn't speak, just heard them being silent.

      2 Ratings for +61483944591 (Telstra)
    3. Jason WE reported Spam caller with the number ‎+61483944591 as Harassment calls

      5/16/24, 7:24 PM

      Keeps ringing my mobile. No idea who this caller is. They seem to be pranking people, I heard laughing in the background.

      2 Ratings for +61483944591 (Telstra)
    4. Sara NM reported IPSOS survey spam with the number ‎0291702331 as Harassment calls

      5/12/24, 2:07 PM

      This is an IPSOS survey. Phoning on behalf of a government agency with a study.

      2 Ratings for 0291702331 (Sydney)
    5. Terrence P reported Australian Research Centre with the number ‎0391253683 as Survey

      5/16/24, 11:55 PM

      After ten seconds, I replied, and a clearly prerecorded robot voice announced that I was speaking with someone from the Australian Research Centre. They offered a chance to enter a drawing to win $1000 and stated they were polling people to find out how the expense of living was affecting them. Never trust a word of it. It seems like a fraud.

      1 Rating for 0391253683 (Melbourne City Centre )

    Where does the information on telephone numbers come from?

    The main indicator of a number's trustworthiness, the tellows-score, is the result of a complex algorithm that is fed by your comments and ratings on numbers. Your participation is the key to successfully counteract future spam and scam attempts, since the caller knows who he or she is dealing with prior to answering the phone. Share your knowledge on the trickery of dubious entrepreneurs and help to deny them their unlawful treasure on to protect fellow Australians from unwanted calls.

    With your spam reports, other people can easily distinguish spam from a genuine number and can pick up the phone without fear. It is never too late to help someone else before they fall for a new fraud. Scammers become more and more tricky and creative. In your comment, you can describe the fraud in details, so everyone knows where the thread is. Additionally, we recommend reporting scams to Scamwatch, the Australian authority for communications and media that can take further action and provides an overview and statistics about reported scams over the years.

    Comments on the most frequently searched phone numbers

    1. Steven GH reported RSPCA Rffle scam with the number ‎0399750156 as Harassment calls

      4/18/24, 5:08 PM

      They are pretending to be the RSPCA, and using a raffle as a way to get money out of you.

      3 Ratings for 0399750156 (Melbourne)
    2. Amber YU reported Spam caller with the number ‎+61483944591 as Harassment calls

      5/12/24, 3:49 PM

      It was some random caller that didn't speak, just heard them being silent.

      2 Ratings for +61483944591 (Telstra)
    3. iPhone reported number ‎+61493631041 as unknown

      5/17/24, 4:00 PM via iPhone App

      1 Rating for +61493631041 (Telstra)
    4. The number ‎0447370631 has been assigned to unknown

      4/20/24, 8:43 AM via Spam Block

      1 Rating for 0447370631 (Telstra)
    5. unknown has been reported with number ‎0291282039 as Aggressive advertising

      4/19/24, 4:17 PM

      1 Rating for 0291282039 (Sydney)

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