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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.

    New unwanted phone numbers

    On tellows, thousands of phone numbers are reported by the community every day. Here you can find phone numbers that were reported for the first time and were classified as unwanted.
    1. Susan reported unknown with the number ‎+6198869589 as Telemarketer

      5/29/23, 3:30 PM

      Spam call, pretended to be from Spark...

      1 Rating for +6198869589 ()

    Recently added comments

    1. Susan reported unknown with the number ‎+6198869589 as Telemarketer

      5/29/23, 3:30 PM

      Spam call, pretended to be from Spark

      1 Rating for +6198869589 ()
    2. Padraig Kenny has been reported with number ‎0458264634 as Trustworthy number

      5/29/23, 11:16 AM via Nize

      1 Rating for 0458264634 (Telstra)
    3. AliBee reported CommBank (Spoofed) with the number ‎+61299993283 as Telemarketer

      5/21/23, 7:27 PM

      CommBank calling about a payment that was suspicious.

      3 Ratings for +61299993283 (Sydney,City Centre )
    4. Pen Ham reported Mobile recharge scam with the number ‎0428255768 as SMS spam

      5/24/23, 8:11 PM

      Blocking my messages from going through with a response that I need to recharge. But my phone already has credit.

      3 Ratings for 0428255768 (Telstra)
    5. Pumi P reported Mobile recharge scam with the number ‎0428255768 as SMS spam

      5/23/23, 6:36 PM

      Mobile service has been suspended call customer service on 125111.

      3 Ratings for 0428255768 (Telstra)

    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. Legend Dave K reported TPG Telecom with the number ‎0298500800 as Telemarketer

      5/6/23, 8:07 PM

      TPG calling regarding a cancellation on contract I requested.

      5 Ratings for 0298500800 (Sydney, Blacktown)
    2. Daniel S reported Wespac Bank (Verify) with the number ‎061448222001 as SMS spam

      5/9/23, 1:49 PM via Android App

      Received an sms with verification code for a transfer i was doing.

      3 Ratings for 061448222001 (Telstra)
    3. Ramu B reported WR Solutions (Scam) with the number ‎0485814246 as Telemarketer

      5/6/23, 7:32 PM

      Scam pushing Superannuation

      3 Ratings for 0485814246 (Pivotel Satellite)
    4. Talia J reported Retirement Comparison Services with the number ‎0450790729 as Telemarketer

      5/4/23, 5:27 PM

      Trying to sell me a better Super for my retirement.

      3 Ratings for 0450790729 (Vodafone)
    5. iPhone reported unknown with the number ‎0395807788 as Harassment calls

      5/3/23, 5:21 PM via iPhone App

      4 Ratings for 0395807788 (Clayton)

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