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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. Holly GH reported Cyber security scam with the number ‎0482095961 as Harassment calls

      9/24/23, 2:12 PM

      Said they were from the Australian Cyber Security Center and that my internet has been hacked. Obvio...

      1 Rating for 0482095961 (Optus)
    2. Legend Grant reported Subscription Billing scam with the number ‎0861867543 as Harassment calls

      9/25/23, 2:29 AM

      Claiming to be Amazon, if I don't pay money my account will be frozen....

      1 Rating for 0861867543 (Perth)

    Recently added comments

    1. William HJ reported Telstra scam with the number ‎0752114004 as Harassment calls

      9/24/23, 5:11 AM

      Said he was from Telstra, something about my internet conneciton being bad. Makes no sense.

      1 Rating for 0752114004 (Caboolture Gympie Nambour)
    2. Jeff P reported Scam call centre with the number ‎0489994199 as Harassment calls

      9/24/23, 12:27 AM via iPhone App

      Robocall message saying “that all our agents are currently busy and you can wait or you can call back later”.

      1 Rating for 0489994199 (Pivotel)
    3. Harry W reported Suncorp scam with the number ‎0292965697 as Harassment calls

      9/23/23, 9:15 PM

      Claims to be Suncorp calling about credit card and when pressed about who they really were they said they were calling on behalf of Suncorp and about credit cards rates.

      2 Ratings for 0292965697 (Sydney City Centre )
    4. iPhone reported Paypal scam with the number ‎0290512543 as Harassment calls

      9/24/23, 10:51 PM via iPhone App

      Paypal asking for you to approve a payment of $320. Apparently I bought something from eBay.

      2 Ratings for 0290512543 (Sydney)
    5. Natalie J reported Care Flight Australia with the number ‎0289168033 as Telemarketer

      9/24/23, 9:09 PM via Android App

      This caller is agent for Care Flight looking for donations

      2 Ratings for 0289168033 (Sydney, North)

    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. Vassago J reported Automated spoofing with the number ‎0483915735 as Harassment calls

      8/26/23, 5:45 PM

      Scam from a fake ebay automated call.

      3 Ratings for 0483915735 (Telstra)
    2. Andrew TY reported VISA Payment scam with the number ‎0483916634 as Harassment calls

      8/27/23, 9:09 PM via Android App

      Problem with my internet service, and that there's a service charge going to be debited from my account.

      3 Ratings for 0483916634 (Telstra)
    3. Dave HJ reported Credit card fraud with the number ‎0483913528 as Harassment calls

      8/30/23, 3:58 AM

      A message from PayPal saying $750 would be debited from my account. If I considered this to be a fraudulent action press '1'.

      3 Ratings for 0483913528 (Telstra)
    4. Gill JK reported Social Media account with the number ‎0497306935 as Harassment calls

      9/17/23, 8:26 PM

      Received a SMS with a verification code to reset tik-tok account password, only thing is I do not have an account. Concerning.

      3 Ratings for 0497306935 (Telstra)
    5. PeterE reported Solar Panel spam with the number ‎0370447319 as Harassment calls

      8/26/23, 6:59 AM

      This number rang me 3 times and 3 weeks apart, keep telling them i'm not interested. Probably a scam, not professional.

      3 Ratings for 0370447319 (Melbourne)

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