Scam 'phone number not recognised by TalkTalk's reporting system

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Ozjock
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I received two silent calls today and tried to report them on the TalkTalk system. The first was recorded OK but the second (052465651529) kept bringing up an error message.

I have double checked this number on my caller ID.

Why is it not recognised?

Gondola
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@Ozjock wrote: (052465651529) kept bringing up an error message. I have double checked this number on my caller ID. Why is it not recognised?

Not recognised because the number is fake. It's never been issued. No numbers beginning 052 have been issued in the UK. It should also be no longer than 11 digits.

 

The real question is why hasn't this number been automatically blocked by the TalkTalk system.  It should be recognised as fake by the network.

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I8this
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Were you expecting a parcel to be delivered?
 
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Gondola
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@I8this wrote:

Perhaps you'd like to explain? 

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I8this
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Google the number

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Gondola
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@I8this wrote: Google the number

Call the number!  A Fedex parcel tracking number is not a telephone number. 

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Ozjock
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Why should I get a silent call from a Fedex parcel tracking number?

I'm certainly not going to try to call that number.

I8this
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Ozjock wrote

 

Why should I get a silent call from a Fedex parcel tracking number?

I'm certainly not going to try to call that number.

 
Hi Ozjock
I think you will find that gondolas reply was aimed at me.
Were you expecting a parcel to be delivered by this courier, FedEx

 

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Gondola
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Hi @Ozjock

 

You're very wise to be careful. The number is completely false. The telephone system will not accept it. 

 

Try TalkTalk CallSafe to screen fake and other unwanted calls. Free. 

 Gondola - Community contributor

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