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 high

Silent Call calls activity right now is high


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



Calls Received in the past 24h



Calls received 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 these type of scams originated in the previous month.

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5865 Calls

London, UK

2569 Calls

Manchester, UK

1988 Calls

Newcastle, UK

1444 Calls

Leeds, UK

944 Calls

Northern Ireland, UK

904 Calls

Birmingham, UK

610 Calls

Edinburgh, UK

581 Calls

Liverpool, UK

  1. London 5865 calls

  2. Manchester 2569 calls

  3. Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham 1988 calls

  4. Leeds 1444 calls

  5. Northern Ireland 944 calls

  6. Birmingham 904 calls

  7. Rotherham 646 calls

  8. Edinburgh 610 calls

  9. Wigan 605 calls

  10. Liverpool 581 calls


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