These are the ten most used phone numbers for phone harassment, unsolicited advertising and more. According to a compilation by Tellows.
The 10 most dangerous telephone numbers for telephone terror, aggressive advertising etc.
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The German company
, which should protect against spam calls. Of course, Tellows has to constantly collect new suspicious phone numbers for his tool. Tellows recently compiled a list of the top ten most suspected “junk numbers”. This inglorious top 10 looks like this:
Although the telephone numbers listed above are from April 2022, they are likely to still be in use now because the majority of them are numbers that only went into operation in April 2022.
For each number, Tellows delivers an assessment such as “telephone terror” or “opinion research” or “aggressive advertising” or even “raffle”, whereby the boundaries between the individual categories are of course fluid. According to this compilation, the phone number “015216117165” was particularly annoying, because 25 percent of all complaints about all numbers from the top 10 go to this account alone. If you read Tellows’ detailed description of this phone number, you will learn that obviously a real estate agent “deliberately phone numbers from old advertisements for real estate sales” and expresses interest in these properties. Tellows’ assessment: “Assessment: very dubious, do not accept.”
Reverse search: Quickly check someone else’s phone number
Here at Tellows you can enter a phone number in the top right corner and have it checked for seriousness. You should do this for every stranger’s phone number before you call them back.
Tellows call protection for the Fritzbox
You can with that
Block unwanted and often even fraudulent calls directly in the Fritzbox. We have tested the Tellows call protection, you can read our test report here: Tellows call protection for Fritz Box – Test, Howto & new functions.
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Tip: How to protect yourself from fraudulent calls
Tellows isn’t the only way you can identify dangerous calls. But there are also apps for this purpose, for example. In the article Call ID Spoofing: How to protect yourself from fraudulent calls, we present various protection methods. There are also other websites such as wer-ruftan.de or werruf.info where you can have suspicious phone numbers checked.