Phone scam data » Silent Call


Silent call scams typically originate from a number you don’t recognise. The call rings for about one second, not long enough for you to answer. Counting on people's curiosity, the scammers expect the recipient of the call to phone the number back.

The number you are calling will most likely be a foreign premium number that will be charging you a fortune. This is where the scammers make their money.

Calls will be made to thousands of people per day as it will most likely be an automated machine they are using. Sometimes, the calls will even show as originating from a UK number, but in reality, the scammers are using technology to disguise their number. This is for the potential scam victim to be more likely to trust calling back a local number. Many of the calls have been found to originate from all over the world, including Asia and Africa.

Silent Call activity is low

Silent Call calls activity right now is low


The best way to measure how popular a scam is a scam, it's to measure how many calls have been made.



Calls detected in the past 24h



Calls detected in the past 30 days

Calls detected in the last 24 hours

Calls detected in the last 30 days


This is the top 10 of cities where the Silent Call scam originated in the previous month.

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35,607 Calls

London, UK

13,288 Calls

Manchester, UK

10,786 Calls

Newcastle, UK

5,327 Calls

Northern Ireland, UK

4,148 Calls

Leeds, UK

3,077 Calls

Liverpool, UK

2,833 Calls

Edinburgh, UK

2,768 Calls

Birmingham, UK

2,423 Calls

Glasgow, UK

  1. London 35,607 calls

  2. Manchester 13,288 calls

  3. Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham 10,786 calls

  4. Northern Ireland 5,327 calls

  5. Leeds 4,148 calls

  6. Rotherham 3,583 calls

  7. Liverpool 3,077 calls

  8. Edinburgh 2,833 calls

  9. Birmingham 2,768 calls

  10. Glasgow 2,423 calls


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