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Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Nasty Fraud


A friend of mine got a phone call that he felt was a nasty little fraud.

If anyone gets a short (1 or 2 ring) call from this number 07061-784335, watch out - Do not call back. I got caught yesterday. All goes silent and a 4 second call cost me £2.00. I would love to get my hands on these scumbags.

My son also got a call that may be part of the same fraud.

Report them to Ofcom.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


i think this number is also a fraud 07061-784938

Leaves you holding for about 2 mins.

Friday, June 29, 2007 5:12:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would think the Phone company does very nicely too from these scams!

why isnt the phone company refunding you ?

Saturday, June 30, 2007 7:34:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another number is 07061 741557 phone rings then nothing. 50p for 13 seconds.

Sunday, September 30, 2007 9:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and ANOTHER 07061 741067!!!!but I dialled back from a land line where a very polite machine advised me that it was NOT a mobile number and calls would be charged at 50p per minute - I hung up!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:44:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a missed call from 07061 784 024. I miss read the 0 after the 07
as being an 8 so I rang to see which builder, plumber etc it was. I
was held in a Q and after 30secs I guessed this can't be right. My
balance has dropped to £3 only having topped up a week ago. Grrr!!

Monday, October 22, 2007 1:14:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got this from 07061 738683, luckily I was wary and didn't phone it.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 6:36:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 703257 - didn't ring back - looked like just another phone number at first, but thankfully t-mobile warned me it was an extra charge so I hung up.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 12:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061741282 is a fraud.Oftel should do something about this animals!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 10:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also 07061 741652 - fortunately I checked online for 07061 numbers before phoning them back and very glad I found this message!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:49:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also 07061 784000, I was expecting a delivery so rang it back and got told by the machine it wasn't a mobile number. Thought it was still the delivery co so waited and it just asked to 'leave a message after the beep, *beep*' so I hung up. Hope I haven't got stung but I don't know :-(

Friday, January 18, 2008 3:29:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 738917

this is another motherfucker

im gonna hunt u down!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 5:36:00 pm  
Blogger James Miller said...

I wouldn't waste your time. Just be aware of the scam.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 6:12:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 758443 is another...

called 6/2/08 but rang off after a few secs....



Thursday, February 07, 2008 12:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 704439

Just got the "1 ring" call.
I text it but it failed, glad it did as I just checked out this site and am now fully aware!

Thursday, February 21, 2008 2:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 740779 is another one. Been called twice in the last few days, one ring then it cuts out. Didn't call back.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:45:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are a couple more thieves numbers:



Don't ring them back, it'll cost you.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 3:58:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 750028 too. Oftel are the hapless twerps supposed to regulate this stuff.

Monday, February 25, 2008 5:04:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got a missed call from a 07061704199

Phoned it back from my landline - thankfully I am subscribed to 18185 and it informed me that it was NOT a normal number and did not connect the call :)

I now realise that I have had the missed call before but both times 18185 has saved me!

I have also been getting missed calls from Indian, Pakistani and South African numbers - I check codes online always.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 2:18:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think this one is also:

07061 703001


Sunday, March 02, 2008 12:14:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All watch out, think ive just been done with the following number, rings and then goes dead!!

07061 703 852
07061 703852

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 2:00:00 pm  
Blogger kevtheref said...

07061 758076 just tried to call me too!!

Thursday, March 06, 2008 3:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out for this one called me today (One Ring) - 07061 758250

Friday, March 07, 2008 4:57:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

got called today
07061 758 210 happened to check on the web before calling back. Dnt get caught out!!

Monday, March 17, 2008 3:32:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a missed call from 07061 759 253
I haven't phoned back, though it was a bit dodgy, and i definitely won't now.

I bought a ringtone from a company that i wasn't exactly sure i could trust a few days ago. i think the company's name was celldorado. i'm just wondering if the two are connected...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 7:46:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 7272550

i rang back but fortunately was informed that number is restricted on my vodafone mobile

Monday, March 24, 2008 2:15:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061758866 is another one, luckily i didnt get caught thx to this blog....thanks james

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 1:08:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My partner has been getting these calls for weeks now, always just 1 or 2 rings, then nothing.
07061 718368
07061 797459
07061 751978
are the main culprits in our case.

Monday, March 31, 2008 2:09:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 700533 - same story again - i got 2 but i missed the call.

Luckily I googled the number and found this site, so I didnt call back!

I have changed my view on blogs...

Monday, March 31, 2008 11:27:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 700610

Another one to add to the list of mystery 1 ring calls. Didn't bother to ring bac having fond this thread first.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:04:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another one - 07061 741015 1 ring then hung up !

Thursday, April 03, 2008 2:13:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can add 07061710280 to the list.

Saturday, April 05, 2008 11:41:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this one:

07061 717 988

What I find amazing is how this blatant criminal activity still goes on!!!

Monday, April 07, 2008 1:42:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 700561

get these very frequently
some phone networks have special numbers for you to text the number to and they will block it from their network once its been investigated

i know this is true with 02

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 12:24:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found I had a missed call last night at 10.30 pm.
Lucky I found this site too.. seems its as fishy as I first thought...07061 700571

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 1:31:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest all affected contact OFCOM, BT and their mobile providor.

Also hasle the 07061 providors to ensure these people do not receive their funds.

Ignorance helps no one.

07061 700 670
07061 700670

Thursday, April 10, 2008 5:11:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just had one, and thenkfully I Googled the number!

07061 700627

Thursday, April 10, 2008 9:24:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add this to the list 07061 799 090.


Monday, April 14, 2008 12:58:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also add this one 07061729947

Monday, April 14, 2008 3:14:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got the 1 ring call from:


Just wondering where they might have got my number from :/

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:27:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061735015 ! where do these scam artists get reported to? surely ofcom should stop this 1-ring hassling!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 3:32:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just had a call from 07061735240. Luckily googled it and found this messageboard! Certainly wont be ringing them back!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 2:40:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just had the same thing so add this number to it too 07061 735 274 ; )

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 2:45:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061-700677 is another one.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 8:51:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just had 07061-736088 try it on also!!

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:05:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another for the list...
07061 736780 rung off after 1/2 rings. Im always of the opinion that if its important theyd hang on, ring back or leave a message! Dont ever ring an unknown number back.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 11:51:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061736641 my missus got a call from this number and ANSWERED THE CALL and it cost her!

Thursday, April 24, 2008 6:52:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out for 07061 736622 as well - just rang it against my beter judgement and met only silence. How can this be legal?

Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:22:00 pm  
Blogger James Miller said...

I suspect they are not legal but no-one complains.


Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:27:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 736788 phoned at 18:33pm last night. I am so glad I didn't call back, and thank google I checked the net! Thanks to all for letting me know.

Friday, April 25, 2008 9:38:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another one - 07061 736041

Friday, April 25, 2008 9:11:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YET ANOTHER ONE.. 07061 704411.

How can we complain to Ofcom collectively? Would make more of an impact as opposed to individual complaints here and there?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:45:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Called back from a work phone, Got some fella telling me he was selling a car in the Autotrader and had about 54 calls about it.
Scamming little Git.

Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:39:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another one: 07061 701117

They should outlaw these number!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 3:07:00 pm  
Blogger Matt said...

I can but assume that 07061 717005 is one too. I missed the call, and they haven't called back - so either it's a scam, or they'll ring me back.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 7:53:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i got one today 07061 703277

Monday, May 19, 2008 1:42:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another robbing ****

Monday, May 19, 2008 2:18:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 741853 is another!

Friday, May 23, 2008 11:59:00 am  
Blogger mattp said...

07061 704807
is another

Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:00:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 704 194 is another number, i rang it back and no-one answered so i guess i am lucky!

Monday, May 26, 2008 12:15:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0706 170 4199 must be one of them - rang once and then nothing - didn't call back !

Saturday, May 31, 2008 7:52:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rang one and I thought it answered, but then it started ringing again! Doh ! took me a few seconds too twig they just had an answerphone message simulating a phone ringing. Be Smart !

Thursday, June 05, 2008 4:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this one 07061 759841

Sunday, June 08, 2008 4:26:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 700 631

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:51:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another for the list... 07061759666

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:08:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also 07061758663...They called me a couple of months ago, same as most people below I didn't read the number properly & thought it was 078.. - the first time there was no answer then I tried again the next day and got a 'lady' who said they were calling to see if I was happy with my mobile provider, when I said yes she just thanked me and said goodbye. The unanswered call cost me about 70p, and the one where I spoke to someone cost over £2. Swines! They've just called me again today - only one ring them hung up - rest assured I won't be returning the call, and T-mobile said they can't do anything about it - it seems to be down to us, I for one will never be calling an 070- number back ever again!

Thursday, June 12, 2008 1:13:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also 07061 700688 - Was gonna call back but luckily I read the info here first.
Thanks :)

Friday, June 13, 2008 10:41:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone, Another number for your list.
07061 758816.

I got this number this morning after adding twenty pounds credit to my phone. Luckily i had made a couple of calls to bring my credit below the 20 pound mark. When i tried to calls this number back, it said i do not have enough credit to connect the call?? I seem to have been charged £2.00 for this message? Its about time the government stepped in and stopped companies like BT from making profit from this type of scam.

Sadly, i will no longer answering calls from anyone on 070 numbers again or anyone who does 1 ring and stops. 3 so far today.

Friday, June 13, 2008 11:46:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 703583 called this morning, one ring then dead.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 12:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061729968 - JUST rang me

Havnt rung it back after reading commentsd about similar numbers, thanks guys..

Friday, June 20, 2008 3:05:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just been called this morning thought the number looked strange so googled it and glad i did here's another number for the list :07061700572

Sunday, June 22, 2008 11:01:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got a call from this number: 07061 729738...judging from the above comments this is a scam number too. Watch out!

Sunday, June 22, 2008 10:32:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another number: 07061 789968

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:54:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 716 840
07061 716840

Is a another one.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:28:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got 07061 735 785.

One ring and stopped.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:19:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Got called by them, stupidly anf ignorantly called back, got nothing, 18 seconds on the phone, thought that was very strange seeing as I swear it was no more than 2 seconds... my phone provider cannot tell me how much I have wasted on these ****s, nor can I report it to the provider.
I think I've learnt my lesson

Sunday, June 29, 2008 4:47:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another one 07061741881 - checked this site as always check internet for strange phone numbers.

Monday, June 30, 2008 9:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061741725 is one!

Monday, June 30, 2008 11:15:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeh, i think we kinda get the idea here - dont ring back anything that starts 07061 - now, if someone was actually reporting all these numbers to offcom that would be worth it... Anyone?

Thursday, July 03, 2008 4:18:00 pm  
Blogger James Miller said...

I seem to remember someone trying to report these numbers to Ofcom and they can't do anything due it not being their responsibilty.

I think I'll print the page out and send it there!

Thursday, July 03, 2008 5:04:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,I got a call from a 07061 706 number and i just typed in on google search before i phoned it back.Looks like a scam is goin on n the phone company need to get the culprits.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 7:09:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061 719345
one ring, if that. i didnt call back cos i googled 07061.

is it legal to send them a text saying im going to hunt them down and kill them?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:38:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, i didnt hunt them down, but i did report them to ofcom. they seemed to be aware these scams are happening, but i don't know if they are doing anything about it or not...

but the more people that ring ofcom and tell them the offending scammer's number, the better:

number for the Ofcom Advisory Team is 020 7981 3040

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 12:00:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a call from 07061706180, was silent then cut it off, checked here and I think its a scam, will have to check my bill, bloody twats.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 4:30:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had two calls from 07061709432 I have not returned the call thanks to your advise about 07061 numbers. Ta guys

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 5:03:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another scam number to add to the list, 07061717564

Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:03:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another one 07061 719 039

Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, another number is 07061719383

Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:45:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another...just one ring and then off again.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:37:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another number

07061 719 914

Just called me 2 ring job..didnt phone back though.
Theevin bastards

Sunday, August 31, 2008 4:53:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get calls from 07061 numbers all the time, i know not to call back now. The other day it was 07061719893

Monday, September 01, 2008 2:41:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware 07061 936607 offering "Free Massage First Time" !!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 6:48:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

advert in shop window for car for sale. number to call 07061900585. called numerous times. no answer or just goes quiet with no ring but apears to be connected. Will check my call charges!.

Thursday, July 09, 2009 9:48:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this one too (called me on my mobile in Germany):

+44 7061 776330

Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:47:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07061900585 this one says. massage for free. pay second time and thereafter. sexy 31 yr old. lol in a window in gravesend singlewell rd post office

Monday, September 14, 2009 8:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they even phone german mobiles from 07061 700539
weird suckers

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 2:49:00 pm  

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