Phone scam data » Telecoms


A caller claiming to be from Carphone Warehouse, O2, Vodafone, Three, or any other telecoms company offers you an irresistible discount offer and a free mobile phone to renew your current contract.

The scammer on the call may ask for an upfront payment, collect all your details, and sign you up for a new contract with the telecom company. You will receive a legitimate text or email confirming your latest model phone is on its way.

Unfortunately, when it arrives -if they actually send you a phone and don't keep it for themselves- it will be the wrong model or not the latest device as promised. The scammer has deliberately ordered you the wrong phone. They will then get back in touch apologising for the mistake, ask you to send the device to an address they provide, and will then send you the correct mobile phone. Of course, if you send the phone to the address the scammer provides, it will go straight to them and you won’t receive a new phone.

Telecoms activity is low

Telecoms 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 Telecoms scam originated in the previous month.

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52,639 Calls

London, UK

4,083 Calls

Manchester, UK

3,200 Calls

Sheffield, UK

  1. London 52,639 calls

  2. Aldershot 9,850 calls

  3. Congleton 5,296 calls

  4. Manchester 4,083 calls

  5. Sheffield 3,200 calls

  6. Bishops Stortford 2,543 calls

  7. Buckingham 2,504 calls

  8. Crewe 2,384 calls

  9. Burnley 2,368 calls

  10. Chichester 2,180 calls


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