A very very strange phone number

  jack 12:06 17 Jul 2009

Phone rang last night
Answered it
Immediate disconnect
1471 and got
000 213 537 1 000
Dial operator- Ah yes he has seen it before
Not overseas
Not UK
Might be a 'dummy' business number'
Dont ring it he said -
I was not gong to I said.
This morning- ten minutes ago
I got it again same routine
Have any of you has this one?

  hastelloy 12:18 17 Jul 2009

click here

click here

seems like they're in California and calling worldwide

  interzone55 12:20 17 Jul 2009

looks like a Californian number that's been reported on several sites...

  User-1229748 13:14 17 Jul 2009

is a number that will try to get your credit card details if they actually speak to you when you answer the phone.

Assuming the 000 indicates that it's an American number, I tried ringing it.

You get a recorded message telling you the temperature and humidity, and then it asks for a PIN.


  jack 13:50 17 Jul 2009

What size is the owners phone bill I wonder?

or colud it be more sinister than that?
Ho Hum world is full of funny things

  Stuartli 14:20 17 Jul 2009


click here

I just put the phone down in the case of cold calls (I'm on TPS, but it doesn't stop all of them especially those from abroad).

  jack 19:56 17 Jul 2009

Me too Stuartli
I find that it is mostly calls from abroad and likely local firms working through the phone book in the most part- TPS does not seem to stop them.

  BT 07:43 18 Jul 2009

Here's a handy site to identify unknown numbers

click here

  johndrew 10:44 18 Jul 2009

TPS has no effect on calls made from outside the UK. Often it appears to have little on certain sellers inside either.

TPS can only provide a service by getting the agreement of callers who operate within the UK not to have those numbers registered with it on their databases. This gives them some clout (legally?) if the subject businesses make calls to the numbers. However, they can`t enforce such a policy upon businesses outside of the UK influence.

click here

  oldbeefer2 12:34 18 Jul 2009

I must be lucky - I've never had a cold caller in the 10 yrs I've lived in current address (but don't tell anyone!).

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