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0845 286 5089

Discussion in 'Telepests' started by Tommy Cheers, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Tommy Cheers

    Tommy Cheers New Member

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Classic
    Country:
    UK
    Anyone else being bombarded by calls from this number? I have them on my zap list, so all is fine. Just curious. Anyone know who they are?
     
  2. Rinansay

    Rinansay Member

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Call Blocker
    Country:
    UK
    I haven't had any calls from that number, but a thread on another website suggests that the number is used by a company called Aditus phoning to solicit subscriptions to The Times / Sunday Times: http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/08452865089 However, that thread is a couple of years old, and Aditus claims to be used by a number of media companies, so I guess they could be phoning on behalf of some other organisation. See http://www.aditus.uk.com/clients.php
     
  3. Ian022

    Ian022 New Member

    Country:
    UK
    There is one important thing to remember about any calls that appear to 'come from' any non-geographic number starting 03, 08 or 09 or from a premium number starting 070.

    Those calls haven't in fact 'come from' those numbers at all. The call has come from a standard landline or mobile or from a VoIP connection and the caller has modified the 'presentation number' such that you see a different number on your caller display screen.

    Where the number presented looks like a normal landline (01, 02) or mobile (071-075, 07624, 077-079) number, there is still no guarantee that it represents the number of who is calling you.

    Genuine callers usually present a legitimate number that they can be reached on. Where this is a premium (084, 087, 09) number it is best to never call back. Spam and junk callers, fraudsters and others may present fake numbers, random digits, or a number that they want you to believe is genuine, but isn't, e.g. that they attempt to make you believe they are calling from your bank.

    What you see in Caller ID is no guarantee as to who is actually calling. Never take their word for it. For banks and other such sensative incoming calls, it is best to hang up and call back on a different device, using a number that you obtain from an official source, such as from existing genuine paperwork or on the official website.

    It is best to never call back any number that is presented on Caller ID unless you are sure of who the presented number really belongs to. Most genuine numbers can be verified using a Phone Book or the official website of the known organisation.
     
  4. Top Cat

    Top Cat Administrator Staff Member

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Classic + Extra + Recorder
    Country:
    Englishman in Wales!
    Note that BT is now disconnecting quicker after hang-up, to prevent the line being held and fraudsters pretending you have called another number when in fact it's still them (I'm not sure if this has been implemented yet, but it is due to be). The downside is that you can now no longer hang up on one phone and pick up again on another.
     
  5. Ian022

    Ian022 New Member

    Country:
    UK
    I believe the shorter time period for line clearance has already been implemented, but I am not sure if it is absolutely everywhere or whether it also applies to other landline providers, hence my note of caution.
     

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