cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Any one else received a number of calls in past 24 hours from 0773629

Dizzybear
Level 1: Joiner
  • 3 Posts
  • 1 Topics
  • 0 Solutions
Registered:

Any one else received a number of calls in past 24 hours from 0773629 numbers?  I myself have a number beginning like that and in the past 24 hours I had 3 calls, wondering if there may have been a data/security breach.  Contacted o2 customer services and no fraud has been committed against my account.  Just very strange....

Message 1 of 8
295 Views
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions

MI5
Level 94: Supreme
  • 122253 Posts
  • 609 Topics
  • 18982 Solutions
Registered:

@Dizzybear 

Scammers spoof numbers to hide their own details.

OFCOM report here https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/problems/tackling-nuisanc...

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)

View solution in original post

Message 4 of 8
284 Views
7 REPLIES 7

MI5
Level 94: Supreme
  • 122253 Posts
  • 609 Topics
  • 18982 Solutions
Registered:

@Dizzybear 

Just more of the constant spam we all receive these days.

Block the numbers and ignore them.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
Message 2 of 8
290 Views

Dizzybear
Level 1: Joiner
  • 3 Posts
  • 1 Topics
  • 0 Solutions
Registered:

I would normally think that. But the second was a person, seemingly just a normal person claiming she had a missed call from me and was returning the call.  I said I hadn't called anyone and she said it was strange but not to worry and hung up.  I missed the third call.  Weird.

Message 3 of 8
287 Views

MI5
Level 94: Supreme
  • 122253 Posts
  • 609 Topics
  • 18982 Solutions
Registered:

@Dizzybear 

Scammers spoof numbers to hide their own details.

OFCOM report here https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/problems/tackling-nuisanc...

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)

View solution in original post

Message 4 of 8
285 Views

Dizzybear
Level 1: Joiner
  • 3 Posts
  • 1 Topics
  • 0 Solutions
Registered:

Now recieved a text from someone with the same beginning number.  Saying they've had a missed call from me and who am I.  I'm not giving any details out obviously.  They also have had 2 missed calls from numbers beginning 07736296.

Message 5 of 8
269 Views

madasaf1sh
  • 3818 Posts
  • 27 Topics
  • 899 Solutions
Registered:

@Dizzybear

Sounds like numbers spoofing, as the 07736 code is officially registered to Telefonica UK aka o2

I would report it to actionfraud and o2

 

From o2

You can help us do this by reporting spam callers by texting CALL to 7726 and we'll respond by asking for the number calling you. If we've got enough information we'll report them to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

 

edited to bold text

Current Phone: Motorola Razr 5g
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

--
We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





Message 6 of 8
259 Views

TallTrees
Level 41: Prodigal
  • 7889 Posts
  • 70 Topics
  • 139 Solutions
Registered:

The advices given by @madasaf1sh  and @MI5 

are good. Block numbers and report @Dizzybear 

My thought is that once you reply it will be never ending.

remember "curiousity killed the cat"

don't get drawn in.

Best wishes stay alert and safe....best wishes TallTrees



HAPPINESS IS BEE SHAPED

Message 7 of 8
246 Views

MI5
Level 94: Supreme
  • 122253 Posts
  • 609 Topics
  • 18982 Solutions
Registered:

The "good" thing from all this is that scammers will only spoof your number for a short period of time before moving on and spoofing another number.

Many people will experience this as they switch numbers almost daily.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
Message 8 of 8
241 Views