Your phone is ringing and you don't know who is calling?

tellows provides information to identify trustworthy or potential risk calls - thanks to our worldwide community.

tellows – the free reverse search about phone numbers


Find details about reported phone numbers from over 7 million monthly users in 50 countries and participate by becoming a part of tellows community.


Download the tellows App for Android and iPhone to activate spam protection on the Go.

News & Media

Get information about the current scam methods and how to prevent them in our blog, magazine and press and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Member Area

Edit ratings, create your own blacklist and discover more features by becoming a tellows registered user for free.


The landline solutions for your home and company are available in the tellows shop.


The tellows API offers a variety of solutions. Be our business partner and get access to our database.

Ratings from community
Registered users
API requests

We categorise calls by type (debt collection, serious number, sweepstakes, etc.) and give the number in question a tellows score, which indicates whether a number is trustworthy or suspicious, helping you to decide whether or not to take the call.

Latest from our blog

    We've all had to deal with the same thing. How do you spent your spare time? Do you enjoy it relaxed and undisturbed? No? You say the rings of unsolicited calls hammer perpetually against your ear drums and you wonder: You is calling? Thousands of people suffer the same fate. Hence, wants to contribute a tool to fight spam and scam calls. The fraudulant entrepreneurs behind the nuisance calls are experts on exploiting the people's weak spots, namely: the people's very own ignorance. Therefore, tellows is intent on providing a free online platform for those who suffer spam and scam calls in order to enable the distribution knowledge on dubios phone numbers and the experience on dealing with the treacherous numbers.

    New unwanted phone numbers

    On tellows, thousands of phone numbers are reported by the community every day. Here you can find phone numbers that were reported for the first time and were classified as unwanted.
    1. sneki reported number ‎0110835655 as unknown

      1/18/22 9:31 AM

      i think it is fraud - nobody answer - sent sms as "fnb alert purchase ",Sammer...

      2 Ratings for 0110835655 (Johannesburg)
    2. the callee reported number ‎0418134002 as unknown

      1/18/22 3:06 PM

      Answered and they hang up.
      Was wondering who the number belongs to but do not want to call for fea...

      1 Rating for 0418134002 (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage)
    3. unknown has been reported with number ‎0733436903 as SMS spam

      1/18/22 7:08 PM


      1 Rating for 0733436903 (MTN)

    Recently added comments

    1. unknown has been reported with number ‎0110835655 as Trustworthy number

      1/18/22 9:13 PM


      2 Ratings for 0110835655 (Johannesburg)
    2. unknown has been reported with number ‎0733436903 as SMS spam

      1/18/22 7:08 PM


      1 Rating for 0733436903 (MTN)
    3. Vodacom contract has been reported with number ‎0600000351 as Telemarketer

      1/18/22 3:51 PM

      2 Ratings for 0600000351 ()
    4. Extreme Consulting has been reported with number ‎0128816174 as Telemarketer

      1/18/22 3:41 PM

      23 Ratings for 0128816174 (Pretoria, Brits)
    5. The number ‎0121401270 has been assigned to unknown

      1/18/22 3:31 PM

      2 Ratings for 0121401270 (Pretoria, Brits)

    Where does the information on telephone numbers come from?

    The distribution of information on scam and spam methods is vital to oppose the leaching of people's purses. To achieve this goal tellows is aggregating a vast bulk of useful information on the caller, including his or her approximate location. The key indicator of a number's trustworthiness is the tellows score which is generated through a complex algorithm fed by your comments and ratings of the respective phone numbers. Hence, the success of this anti-fraud endeavour goes hand in glove with the community's participation. If you have experience on the matter, share it and warn your fellows before the scammers drain their pocket dry.

    Comments on the most frequently searched phone numbers

    1. Rigid reported unknown with the number ‎0821178000 as Cost trap

      1/13/22 11:32 AM

      Trying to trap user into downloading ringtones.

      10 Ratings for 0821178000 (Vodacom)
    2. Extreme Consulting has been reported with number ‎0128816174 as Telemarketer

      1/18/22 3:41 PM

      23 Ratings for 0128816174 (Pretoria, Brits)
    3. Theo reported Patrick Connolly with the number ‎0792499233 as Trustworthy number

      1/4/22 5:18 PM

      Got an sms from patrick Connolly stating to plz get back to him for unclaimed funds through his email..
      [email protected]
      The number he used is 0729469482

      9 Ratings for 0792499233 (Vodacom)
    4. MFC finance has been reported with number ‎0115254000 as Debt collection company

      1/3/22 3:08 PM

      4 Ratings for 0115254000 (Johannesburg)
    5. unknown has been reported with number ‎0318117238 as Harassment calls

      12/31/21 10:45 AM

      Just plays music

      3 Ratings for 0318117238 (Durban)

    Often searched companies

    Heaveny Spa by Westin Cape Town in Convention square
    Coffee Couture in Constantia mediclinic coffee shop
    SA Imperium in 96 Jupiter Road
    Investment company
    Debonairs Pizza in Shop 1 Sasol Vereeniging
    Pizza restaurant
    Sorbet in Cavendish Square
    Beauty salon
    Sorbet in Woodlands Boulevard
    Beauty salon
    Sorbet in The Mall @ Reds Shop 25
    Beauty salon
    Sorbet in Upper Level Canal Walk Shopping Centre shop 583
    Beauty salon
    Sorbet in Westville Mall
    Beauty salon
    Sorbet in Shop 12 Drakenstein Centre
    Beauty salon

    We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Individual settings can be changed in the Privacy Policy. We do not support the Do Not Track browser option (CalOPPA). Further Information