Investigation report for 01482483281

5 Months Ago

The prefix 01482 is the code for Kingston-Upon-Hull, the number 01482483281 is associated with suspicious activity due to many reports stating different reasons for the call. We have investigated further and found that it is the virtual number used by Westcot Credit Services. Since the debt collection process can lead to calling company officials being more persistent sometimes the call recipients have not reported the call as safe and have encountered the problems of a virtual number connection as a negative call experience.

Which company uses 01482 483281?

The operator of the number is KCOM Group Ltd which is a managed internet communication, data, voice and custom application service provider. Although the number is operated by a communication company the caller is representing “Westcott Credit Services”.

Westcot Credit Services specialises in debt collection services and since their resources are totally determined to provide the collection for the companies, they deal with their methods can be a little disturbing as the number of calls and letters received may be extensive in number comparable to other agencies according to reports indicated in our platform. It is significant to note that all debt collection agencies are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and they have to abide by certain rules and regulations in relation to their interactions with the debtor, going for a blind eye to debt collection would not resolve the issue as the extra measures that will be applicable may make the debtor position worse. Westcott has offices in Glasgow, Hull, Saltcoats and Horwich, providing services across the financial services, telecoms/media, utilities and home retail sectors and is one of the leaders in collection management services.

About the owner of 01482 483281

Originally the company was established in Scotland in 1983, its third contact centre in Saltcoats was opened in 2002 due to expansion requirements to provide the services for more contracts to enable additional capacity of increased demand for outsourced collection services of the company. Then in 2005, the company was acquired by Alchemy Partners Nominees Limited, and this led to a new group structure to be established and headed by Westcot Topco Limited.

Another detail that made Westcot more recognised in the industry is its agreement with Experian for data with the information services, according to the deal Experian provides data to Westcot enabling them to analyse the debtor characteristics and use the analytics for enhanced collection performance. Wescot has more than 600 employees across 3 locations in the UK, their website is www.westcot.co.uk, contacting Westcot should never cost anything to the caller as their commitment to not use any premium numbers they are making all efforts to make debtors easy to reach to provide a sustainable solution with an arrangement to repay your debt.

What to do when you receive a call from 01482 483281?

They have a liability to process your data with the protection of your privacy and fairly in accordance with the law in the course of their activities. As their business collects debt on behalf of the creditors, therefore they access and process information about individuals whose accounts are passed to them for collection. They are registered with ICO, and their registration number is Z5661196. Westcot does not engage in automatic decision-making and profiling, you can exercise your right to request your data to be rectified or erased, this needs to be requested in writing their contact details are; Customer Relations Department, Wescot Credit Services Limited, PO Box 137, Hull, HU2 8HF.

When faced with a phone call that proves challenging to identify as either originating from Westcot or potentially being a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your financial information, it is strongly recommended to file a complaint at www.actionfraud.police.uk or contact 0300 123 2040. Phone scams pose a significant threat to individuals, and if a call raises suspicion, indicating a possible advantage to the public through official investigation, prompt reporting is advised to prevent others from falling victim to such scams and enduring further detrimental consequences.

When making a report, it is crucial to provide precise details such as the exact time and date of the call, along with the number displayed on your caller ID. Recognizing that scammers often engage in unsolicited calls, masquerading as representatives of reputable organizations, it is significant that individuals who receive such calls and perceive them as potential threats actively contribute to community safety by reporting the concerning number to Action Fraud. Stay vigilant, as scammers may attempt to deceive individuals, and taking an active role in reporting suspicious calls helps protect the wider community from potential harm.

Disclaimer: We have no affiliation whatsoever with the number owner or any subsidiary companies related to the phone number in investigations. Reports posted are entirely of our own checks and gathered information by community engagement. If you have been a victim of spam/scam or fraud calls we are unable to help with these specific issues and you need to contact the police immediately.

Who called me from 01482483281?

The users from United Kingdom reported +441482483281 phone number 25 times, our users rated 01482 483281 phone number as Harassing.

The phone number 01482483281 has been checked 886 times on our platform.

The phone numbers country code is GB, the national format of the number is 01482 483281 and the global format of the number is +441482483281.

The carrier name is KCOM Group, mobile country code is 234, and the phone type is Landline.

Our users from United Kingdom reported 01482 483281 in these categories Fraud (7 times), Scam (7 times), Spam (12 times), Uncategorized (6 times).

Security Level

Harassing

United Kingdom Flag

Hull, United Kingdom

  • Country Code

    GB
  • Carrier

    KCOM Group
  • Type

    Landline
  • Mobile Country Code

    234
  • Area Name

    Hull
  • Area Code

    01482
  • Approximate Location

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Noa Parra

2 Years Ago
SAFE

When I started getting calls from this number, I thought it would be a scam caller that wanted to trap me in a scam. But later, I came to know that it was the genuine number of Wescot debt collectors.

MD

Milena Duke

2 Years Ago
DANGEROUS

This caller said it was calling on behalf of HMRC. It kept calling me for so long. I did not attend their call after attending one of their calls because they were constantly calling. Very irritating.

CH

Caitlin Hunter

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

They had been calling me for two past weeks. They were offering Westcot credit services. These services are basically offered by debt collection agencies. But I don’t think that they are from the debt collection agency, and if they are, then why are they calling me.

AP

Ashley Perez

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

There was something wrong with the caller. I got various calls and missed calls from this number. I picked up a few of the calls, but no one spoke. They were harassing me. Blocked!!!

GR

Gloria Robbins

2 Years Ago
DANGEROUS

They claimed to be a debt collector. They are very annoying and continue to call. They are very irritating. Stressed calls. Keep calling me even at midnight time. Scam caller. Blocked.

SH

Sherri Hall

2 Years Ago
SAFE

They are debt collectors and often call people for this purpose. I got a call from this number last Sunday. Initially, I thought it was a scam caller, but I realized it was genuine when I searched it.

JB

Jose Burns

2 Years Ago
DANGEROUS

Received too many calls from this unknown number. The caller claimed to be from Wescot. He was very annoying and was asking weird questions. He asked me to dial a digit, and unluckily I did. Then my line went flat. Surely, it was a scammer.

MT

Mark Townsend

2 Years Ago
DANGEROUS

Although they claimed to be debt collectors, I don’t believe them. They are scam callers that only calls to make a fool of other people and get money from them. Be aware of these scammers.

DJ

Denise Johnson

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

This caller is so annoying and irritating. I got fed up with this caller and its annoying calls. The same number even rang on my landline and mobile phone. It left a voicemail which was weird.

AB

Andrew Benson

2 Years Ago
DANGEROUS

They were doing a scam with me. They said they were calling on behalf of a debt collection company. They were giving me an offer which I refused. So they cut the call. Blocked them.

BK

Billie-Jo Kelly

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

This number called me so many times, even at night time. I did not attend any of the calls because of an unknown number. It even sent some voicemails which contained nothing.

KH

Kelly Hansen

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

I got various calls from this number a few days ago. The caller was very annoying because when I attended the call, it was silent calls. After attending the call and when no one spoke, I hung up the call. Now, I blocked the number.

ER

Emilia Robinson

2 Years Ago
SAFE

They are not scammers. They are debt collectors that work to help with repayments. They are legit and really very nice and polite. I initially did not attend the call, but later I attended, and it was safe.

KR

Kenneth Rice

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

They had been calling me for several days. They were offering Westcot credit services. These services are basically offered by debt collection agencies. But I don’t think that they are from the debt collection agency, and if they are, then why are they calling me.

LH

Lisa Henry

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

This is the number of Westcott debt. They do calls for collections. But I am very tired of their continuous calls. Very annoying and very disturbing. Blocked them right away.

BH

Bethany Hernandez

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

Whoever this caller is, it is very annoying and irritating. I am fed up with this number. Called me several times on my phone, landline, and mobile. Even today, I have received three calls. And when I don’t answer the call, it leaves a voice mail.

TH

Tylor Hills

2 Years Ago
SAFE

This is the number of Wescot debt collectors. They have been very helpful to me. A few days back, I got a call from this number. The caller claimed to be from a Wescot debt collector. Safe number.

SS

Shawn Smith

2 Years Ago
DANGEROUS

I got a lot of calls from this number on my landline. The person on the call says it is Wescot who is looking for someone that does not live in my place. Then the caller asked me to press button 2 to speak to an agent. Unfortunately, I pressed it, and my line went flat.

BW

Bradley Woods

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

Constantly ringing my phone. They are Wescot debt collectors. Annoying and irritating as they kept calling for so long. Blocked them after some time. Suggest all to ignore or block them if they irritate continuously.

JG

James Guerra

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

It is the number of Wescot debt collectors. They are continually calling me for three days. Very annoying. They are harassing me as they are continually calling. I have blocked them now.

NS

Natalie Smith

2 Years Ago
SAFE

They are from HMRC, which is a debt collector agency. We have been in contact with them for a long time. They have been very helpful to us. Never annoyed us by calling again and again. Safe caller.

MS

Megan Simmons

2 Years Ago
DANGEROUS

Pretended to be from HMRC. They called me a lot of times. I do not believe them. If they really are from HMRC, why they were calling me constantly. Very annoying.

LC

Lloyd Corbett

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

I did not know whose number was this. They kept calling me without any break. I was not annoyed and irritated by this act. I searched it, and I realised it was a debt collection agency.

IC

Isabelle Cordova

2 Years Ago
SAFE

It is the number of HMRC. They are debt collectors. They were calling me for two days, but due to my busy schedule, I did not attend the call. They were calling me to send the debts in order to help with repayments.

AK

Anthony Kelly

2 Years Ago
HARASSING

I receive a lot of calls and rings from this number on a daily basis. And whenever I attend the call, no one speaks on the other side, but they keep calling me. Very annoying. I blocked this number now.

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