Investigation report for 08008021483

Updated 2 Months Ago

0800 numbers in the UK are non-geographic phone lines where the recipient bears the cost of the call, rather than the caller. Before the introduction of 0800 numbers, individuals would make toll-free calls by contacting the operator and requesting a specific company by name. On November 12, 1985, BT unveiled "Linkline," introducing 0800 as a new toll-free service named "Freefone."

Which company uses 0800 802 1483?

The number 08008021483 belongs to AQL Wholesale Ltd. AQL, headquartered in Leeds, UK, is a telecommunications company renowned for its carrier-neutral data centres. It specializes in offering services related to colocation, mobile messaging, IP telephony, and secure mobile connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company's main office is situated at the historic Salem Chapel in Hunslet, Leeds. Founded in 1998 by Professor Adam Beaumont, a former University of Leeds lecturer and Ministry of Defence communications specialist, AQL initially operated as a domain name registrar and provided email and web hosting services. Over time, the company evolved, expanding into wholesale telecommunications by 2003. It began supplying UK phone numbers to the broadband industry to support IP telephony/VoIP services, offering mobile messaging services, and providing wholesale messaging platforms to both international and UK networks. Currently, AQL manages over 94 million numbers across 42 different telecom networks, hosting 40 million UK numbers for voice services.

In 2009, Professor Beaumont acquired Salem Chapel, a Grade II listed building. This historic structure underwent renovation and restoration to become AQL's headquarters, housing two data centres, an exhibition space, and a conference facility.

We have detected that the number of reports relating to AQL Wholesale Ltd is very high and many have attempted to categorize it as spam, this sometimes occurs if the caller does not provide a handful of confidence in the receiver that the call is not related to a spam activity.

What do to when you receive a call from 0800 802 1483?

If you receive a call from the number 08008021483, it is a call from AQL Wholesale Ltd, some know that the abbreviation AQL stands for Automation Qualified Lead hence we see that the company has chosen a very suitable name for the services provided. If you suspect the call, you receive is a form of spoofing then you should be more careful. In recent times, spoofing has emerged as a prevalent form of deceptive call activity. This involves intentional alterations to the 'Caller ID' or 'Calling Line Identity' (CLI) on a user's handset by nuisance callers and criminals. They manipulate the display to present a familiar local number or imitate a well-known company. Spoof calls are frequently associated with identity theft and financial fraud, and they can be highly convincing.

Exploiting human nature and people’s inclination to trust familiar numbers or brands, this type of activity poses a significant threat. Recognizing the escalating prevalence of spoofing, the industry is actively addressing this issue. Ofcom, the government-approved regulator for the telecoms industry, provides valuable information on safeguarding oneself against such practices. You can find more details at this link: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/problems/tackling-nuisance-calls-and-messages/phone-spoof-scam 

Is 0800 802 1483 a legitimate phone number?

AQL Wholesale Ltd is a legitimate organization, their ICO registration number is Z809682X, you can contact them via email at [email protected]. Additionally, you can write to them via post at AQL, Salem Chapel, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JW

As AQL Wholesale Ltd is registered with ICO you have a right to make a complaint at ICO if you cannot resolve your issue for any unsolicited marketing calls, unwanted emails, unwanted text messages and unwanted sales calls and survey calls. If you are concerned about the calls received from 08008021483 and their persistence is creating disturbance as many reports are claiming from the public you can ask for your number to be removed directly from the agent calling you or request the removal in writing before coming to the complaint procedure in ICO.

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 08008021483?

The phone number +448008021483 has a rating of Neutral, we are still processing the reports by the United Kingdom community.

The phone number 08008021483 has been checked 210 times on our platform.

The phone numbers country code is GB, the national format of the number is 0800 802 1483 and the global format of the number is +448008021483.

The carrier name is aql Wholesale (88260744), mobile country code is 234, and the phone type is Voip.

Security Level

Neutral

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United Kingdom

  • Country Code

    GB
  • Carrier

    aql Wholesale (88260744)
  • Type

    Voip
  • Mobile Country Code

    234
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