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.
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!)
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? 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.
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.
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?
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!
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!