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Scam alert - 070 numbers

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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
I just received a 'missing call' from some number which looked as a mobile phone number. The phone rang once and than stopped.
As I was awaiting call from my local carpet fitter, I rang back and then I was greeted by robotic lady:
"Thank you for calling Discreet Numbers, this number is currently not in service".

I was interested to find out who those 'discreet numbers' are and it turned out that this is premium phoneline. I haven't seen any charge on my mobile bill (yet) but people on MSE were charged a quid or so per minute.

Here is the number: 07040827668
According to ICSTIS, this number is owned by Global 1 Limited:

Company name: Global 1 Limited
Contact: Mr Peter Green
Phone number: 0845 022 9999
Email address: [email protected]

Discussion at http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=391692 MSE
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
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#1
This happned to me twice last week on my work mobile phone. havnt had the bill yet though
#2
Are 0704 numbers not taken out of inclusive minutes then?
#3
no idea, but i shall try and find out.
#4
This is 'personal' number, so not sure whether it'll be part of inclusive minutes.

UPD: Just received update from TMobile:


07040827668 International & Premium Calls 00:00:13 £0.657

So it is NOT included in TMobile tariffs. Not sure about the rest.
#5
I had a missed call from this number 07026212108
i didn't ring back thankfully as I am on PAYG how do they get your number? is it info sold on by forms you fill in on the internet?
#6
caroline150969
I had a missed call from this number 07026212108
i didn't ring back thankfully as I am on PAYG how do they get your number? is it info sold on by forms you fill in on the internet?

i never give my number out on the net when filling in forms! bad thing to do.:w00t:
#7
I have had quite a few of these. Fortunately I never ring back numbers I don't know. They continued on/off for a couple of weeks and then stopped.
#8
I rarely do it only if i feel its a trustworthy site
#9
they cant charge if you answer though right?
#10
No they can't but you are not given an opportunity to answer as they simply stopping the call immediately after first ring.
#11
I got one of these on Wednesday. I was at work so too busy to even think about ringing back. It did look dodgy though. Glad i didnt now!!
#12
BECKYBOO
I got one of these on Wednesday. I was at work so too busy to even think about ringing back. It did look dodgy though. Glad i didnt now!!


Is this the same scam when someone calls you from a premium rate number and when you pick up, it starts ringing a premium phone line? because that has happened to me a few times, luckily as soon as i hear it ringing i quickly hang up.

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