Received a phone call from a number not recognized? You can search to find out who called with no charges.
If you reside in the UK, our search facility for any number called may support you in the search of identifying the callers not recognized. This will allow you to know who the caller was before returning the call to prevent calling back scammers and nuisance callers.
We know how stressful guessing can be for a number not recognized before ringing them back or keep receiving calls before disturbing scam calls end, under the light of all experiences shared in the past the platform “Who called” is developed. Easy to use tools, the interaction between users and community supports our platform grows every day.
Who called me from this unknown number?
How many times we all miss calls in a day and wonder who that was? It is a very easy and simple process to find out with our reverse number search to read comments reported about the number searched, our community members share their full experience by commenting on the report as to the extent of what they had been told by the caller, if they answer the call or advise to block. The feedback helps us to prevent disturbance, avoid unnecessary calls and supports the community by identifying the scam and nuisance numbers calling our phones. If a number has a negative reputation you are advised to block and avoid further calls from that number.
How can phone number search function help me?
Searching a phone number function basically allows users to check the identity of the caller from the number search feature with no need of returning the call. In some cases, people reported that scam numbers called back led to high charges on the caller’s line at a premium rate resulting in wasting time and money. Checking the number and reading the feedback from other call receivers will avoid you facing any inconvenience.
Most of the scam calls will make you listen to a recorded message with intention of scaring you to keep you on the line with false statements as your bank account details have been compromised or you owe to a department of HMRC. Although many of us are aware this may be a scam, reading comments and reports of others can help us to relieve the stress and know that we are not the only ones who received such illegitimate calls in the community.
Identify Numbers and Check the Numbers from Texts
Receiving texts from numbers we don’t recognize and the texts claiming they are from a bank, or a delivery company can be disturbing and create nervousness to us. In “Who Called” you can make a reverse number search and find out more information about the number requesting you to click on a link or payment. This can be a serious attempt to collect your information leading to fraud, to never click on those links sent to you by text by scammers please make a search and contribute to your community by reporting the numbers looking suspicious. In the meantime, you can contact your bank to make sure no harm is experienced from an accidental click on these texts.
Texts are harder for users to avoid as we unintentionally click on links containing harmful viruses in emails and texts since they look similar to genuine texts. The other subjects used to make people click on the scam texts are competition and reward texts. Which simply requires you to text back with answers such as “Yes” or “No”, these texts can be easily charged at premium rates by the number texted on your phone. Sometimes the scam is answering questions by texting back and the follow us question arrives respectively to keep you texting back leading to losses and high phone bills. Try avoiding all the unknown numbers sending texts including the texts containing no links.
The number I Search doesn’t have any Records on the Portal
After checking up on a number texted you or called, if no information is obtainable then it is your choice to report the number and share your experience with others to help, exchange information about the number. You can write all the information in relation to the number in the question and make others aware that it is not a recognized number, maybe disturbing you repeatedly or just receiving the call, but no other action was taken by the caller. In any case, all details provided by you will help others to avoid the scam numbers or identify the number to be genuine. There are indications for numbers to be identified such as the time of the call, this is a piece of significant information as mainly scam calls will be made in unsociable hours.
How to Identify Scams
Missed calls can also be genuine from a business or government department, however, with so many cases being reported continuously in today’s technological world it is always best to be cautious. You should always be more careful before making any payments or providing your personal details on the phone. As the cases reported have risen in the recent year's scammers use features to hide the number or even make them appear to be from a genuine number, if in any case, you feel unsure about the caller it is advised to hang up and contact the caller mentioned in the call to check if it was a fraud call.
You should note that a genuine call is always reported on the CRM systems and your number time of the call and other details would be registered in genuine calls, however, if you are told no call was recorded to be made to your number then the caller can be identified as potential fraud if you report this incident to your bank also they may be able to take official actions against the scam by advising their other customers to not to answer or give any details to the callers.
Is ringing back the number called a good option to find out who called?
Most fraud activity and scam payments are generated by callers making a returning call to the unknown, unrecognized number. It is clearly a risky option especially if the number you are calling back is a premium rated number, then you will be listening to recorded messages longer than usual and the focus will be keeping you on the line.
Premium numbers usually start with 09, and short numbers starting with numbers 5-8 is also high-risk potential. We also have identified there are some premium rated numbers that are hard to detect since they start with 070 looking similar to a genuine mobile phone line number but the cost associated with calling these numbers will be reflected at high costs on the bills. Some other numbers to be cautious about are 0871,0872,0873and 118 number. The safest option to find out who called you is using the search function on our platform.
Also, remember that legitimate companies would contact their customers with also their email addresses and by post with official letters. Although there are also scams on the postal services and emails main tool scammers use is phone calls. If you don’t recognise a number, but if it is from a genuine person, they would leave you a voicemail. Therefore, we advise searching the number and looking at its reputation in our community would be the best option to find out who called you from an unrecognized/unknown number.
Never Ponder the question of “Who called me?” Again
There will always be scams and fraud activities targeting innocent people, if we all share our experience for numbers called or texted us, we can help each other and make it safer for all of us. No one should be scammed and be subject to losses unfairly, therefore the “Who Called” platform will provide the solution, by sharing and contributing to the community we can all be protected.