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UK Scam Phone Call Numbers

My previous post on Octavia Trading scam phone calls that were targeting people for “financial services” assistance gained a decent amount of traction and since that post they’ve moved on to trying to sell mobile phone subscriptions and bait me into responding to DHL tracking queries. As they regularly rotate through phone numbers that often have very few (or no) records in sites such as WhoCalled when I look, I thought I’d put together a new post to list every number and some information so you can cross-check if needed.

Last Updated: 5th April 2021

Company Caller Type of Call Phone Number
Octavia Trading Human Financial Services / Crypto Scam +44 2382280715 / 02382280715 WhoCalled
Octavia Trading Human Financial Services / Crypto Scam +44 1250874403 / 012508744035 WhoCalled
Octavia Trading Human Financial Services / Crypto Scam +44 2080779747 / 02080779747 WhoCalled
Octavia Trading Human Financial Services / Crypto Scam +44 7418352522 / 07418352522 WhoCalled
Unknown Human Financial Services / Crypto Scam +44 7748734819 / 07748734819 WhoCalled
DHL Automated Chinese DHL “Press 1 to connect” Scam +44 7194993313 / 07194993313 WhoCalled
Unknown Human Mobile Phone Subscription Sales +44 2032896782 / 02032896782 WhoCalled
DHL Automated Chinese DHL “Press 1 to connect” Scam +44 7828491791 / 07828491791 WhoCalled
DHL Automated Chinese DHL “Press 1 to connect” Scam +44 7453203251 / 07453203251 WhoCalled
DHL Automated Chinese DHL “Press 1 to connect” Scam +44 7385130737 / 07385130737 WhoCalled
DHL Automated Chinese DHL “Press 1 to connect” Scam +44 7450886730 / 07450886730 WhoCalled
Unknown Human Financial Services / Crypto Scam +44 2073999114 / 02073999114 WhoCalled
Unknown Human Financial Services / Crypto Scam +44 7440909104 / 07440909104 WhoCalled
Unknown Human Financial Services / Crypto Scam +44 2080686728 / 02080686728 WhoCalled

I’ve put together a raw list of phone numbers over on Github at https://github.com/bretmlw/uk-phone-scam-numbers/ just in case that’s easier to copy/paste into any blocklists you may want to add these numbers to.

What can you do to reduce/stop the calls?

I’ve included the below information from my previous post on Octavia Trading scams uckily a handful of options exist to try and reduce/stop these calls for UK users (sorry everyone else, I’m sure you have similar services!)

Telephone Preference Service (TPS)

Signing up and using the TPS is a free service for landline/mobile numbers that puts you on a list that companies should not call. It won’t stop everything but within 28 days, you should see a reduction in call volume. They also have a complaint form to submit numbers to.

Which? Report a Call or Text

Which? offer an easy-to-use form that you can use to report SPAM SMS, automated calls, live calls and “silent” calls. They’ll then use the data and forward it on to help the battle against these oxygen thieves.

Action Fraud

More focused on the classic computer scams (and likely where the callers from this post should be reported), Action Fraud is a branch of the UK police force that deals with fraud and cyber-crime matters. Your grandparents getting targeted by level 3 Microsoft technicians called David with suspiciously strong accents in California? This is who you should report them to.

trueCall38

If you’re signing up for something that you really don’t need a phone number for (or don’t care) but they insist. You could look at using trueCall38’s service. To use it, simply enter your phone number as 033388888888 / +4433388888888 and when anyone calls it, it states that trueCall38 is handling the calls and you prefer to be contacted via email. Neat, huh?

Talk to your phone service provider

It’s a long shot but if you’re being pestered by the same number constantly and unable to block it, call your provider and report it to them. They may be able to help!

Be careful when signing up to websites/services

Finally! One way to try and cut down on this is to be careful when signing up to services. They’ll have check boxes to tick (or leave unticked, they’re sneaky!) at the end of the signup form. Make sure that you don’t give consent to random services to use or sell your data where possible as once you’ve done that, you’re on the back foot.

I’d be interested to hear if you’ve received calls from these people yourself and what lines they tried on others. If you stumble across this post whilst trying to find out more, get in touch via Twitter and let me know!