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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. unknown has been reported with number ‎0489946465 as Aggressive advertising

      5/24/22 7:47 PM


      1 Rating for 0489946465 (Pivotel)

    Recently added comments

    1. unknown has been reported with number ‎0489946465 as Aggressive advertising

      5/24/22 7:47 PM via Call Blocker

      1 Rating for 0489946465 (Pivotel)
    2. Jay has been reported with number ‎0408511887 as Trustworthy number

      5/24/22 12:36 PM via Nize

      1 Rating for 0408511887 (Telstra)
    3. Justin reported Fraud with the number ‎0401473532 as SMS spam

      5/22/22 10:15 AM via iPhone App

      Scam by text with 10’different numbers it was sent to this is fraudulent

      1 Rating for 0401473532 (Optus)
    4. Justin reported Scam with the number ‎0432883176 as SMS spam

      5/21/22 7:40 AM via iPhone App

      Another package Christmas has come early this year

      1 Rating for 0432883176 (Optus)
    5. Dean reported unknown with the number ‎0403347369 as SMS spam

      5/20/22 9:27 PM via iPhone App

      Post office threat again

      1 Rating for 0403347369 (Optus)

    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. Nana Shaz reported unknown with the number ‎0269171707 as Harassment calls

      4/28/22 2:24 PM

      Interestingly, nobody had my number.. I had it less than a month when the calls began, a few months ago.. The only person I'd given my number to, was my local Federal MPs receptionist.. And the calls began that night.. I found that worth thinking about.. (we were not in agreeance, btw)

      I get calls from this number, from Wagga Wagga.. its always a recorded message from a robot representative, purportedly from either Amazon or Ebay, rushing to inform me that $299 (amongst different amounts) will be immediately taken from my bank account, to honour an online purchase.. To change this, i was to press 1 (from memory)..

      The hurrying voice probably gives me 2 or 3 seconds to respond..

      They're clever.. completely morally bankrupt, but clever.. Not giving the receiver a chance to think about it.. Leaving them open to making unexpected spontaneous, often bad, decisions..

      I've read on other sites that they claim to be from the NBN, also.. They then attempt to take over our computers .. With our guidance, ofcourse..

      3 Ratings for 0269171707 (Griffith Temora Wagga Wagga)
    2. Harry reported Andy with the number ‎0476897438 as SMS spam

      5/20/22 6:07 PM via iPhone App

      Sells drugs and rips people off

      2 Ratings for 0476897438 (Telstra)
    3. Dean reported Fraud with the number ‎0482904305 as SMS spam

      5/15/22 5:27 PM via iPhone App

      Sic duck

      2 Ratings for 0482904305 (Telstra)
    4. Rebecca reported number ‎0455850483 as unknown

      4/25/22 12:07 AM via iPhone App

      2 Ratings for 0455850483 (Telstra)
    5. Scammer has been reported with number ‎0272519516 as Harassment calls

      5/12/22 2:35 PM via Nize

      2 Ratings for 0272519516 (Sydney)

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