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    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.

    Recently added comments

    1. Anon reported unknown with the number ‎0640939641 as Cost trap

      9/18/21 4:02 PM


      1 Rating for 0640939641 ()
    2. Mr Mokoena reported UBMV with the number ‎0104494848 as trustworthy number

      9/18/21 1:13 PM

      UBMV called me about my unclaimed Concor Pension Fund, the lady that assisted me was very helpful and assisted me in completing the claim form. Thank you so much UBMV for tracing me and helping me to claim this money.

      2 Ratings for 0104494848 (Johannesburg)
    3. Gavin reported Netware Akasia with the number ‎087050071916159 as Debt collection company

      9/18/21 12:04 PM

      Says I must pay my debt for services into a Nedbank account. I've never had any dealings with them

      1 Rating for 087050071916159 (Value-added services - VoIP)
    4. koos reported number ‎0738344120 as unknown

      9/18/21 12:01 PM

      Keeps calling - 8 calls in 2 hours but do not leave message.

      1 Rating for 0738344120 (MTN)
    5. Joe reported discovery insurance with the number ‎0101109306 as Telemarketer

      9/18/21 11:23 AM via Android App

      discovery insurance

      1 Rating for 0101109306 (Johannesburg)

    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. unknown has been reported with number ‎0112937396 as Harassment calls

      9/7/21 11:42 AM

      The number keeps calling morethan 20 times a day with no kne to answer. Annoying

      7 Ratings for 0112937396 (Johannesburg)
    2. Warren reported unknown with the number ‎0876555115 as Harassment calls

      9/2/21 3:35 PM

      3 Ratings for 0876555115 (Value-added services - VoIP)
    3. unknown has been reported with number ‎+27872850957 as Ping Call

      9/15/21 1:22 PM

      3 Ratings for +27872850957 (Value-added services - VoIP)
    4. Chantel reported old mutual with the number ‎0217533249 as Telemarketer

      9/7/21 11:04 AM

      So, I called this number from a landline and a lady picked up explaining Old Mutual changed their dailling system as the financial advisers were working from home, hence the strange number. They are usually 0215... number sequence. She assured me that it is Old Mutual. Also that the network cuts out when they play the recording.

      3 Ratings for 0217533249 (Cape Town, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay)
    5. Truthline reported Mrs Cecilia Ratlhano with the number ‎0720971654 as Cost trap

      8/26/21 2:52 PM

      Several advertisements were placed on several platforms by Cecilia Rathlano to defraud jobseekers. Please be on the alert and report a case at your nearest Police Station if you were defrauded.

      3 Ratings for 0720971654 (Vodacom)

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