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i was going to post in the general discussion section but thats closed. anyway we had a missed call and are worried its important. doing a quick search online i couldnt find any clue to who its from. so i know its a long shot but i thought i would post here hoping there maybe someone  clued up who knows where it may be from. the number we missed is 01331 962942.

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  • TadleyBaggieTadleyBaggie Forumite
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    That's not a valid number, 01331 isn't used for UK numbers.
  • McKneffMcKneff Forumite
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    It will be some foreigber trying a scam call. Juat delete it and move on or call it, see what happens
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  • matelodavematelodave Forumite
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    If you get a call from a number you don't recognise then ignore it - if it was important they'd either ring back or leave a message.

    Be extremely wary of phoning back on a number that doesn't look right - some premium rate numbers can ramp up stupidly high charges without you being aware of the costs, especially if they are non-uk or non geographical UK numbers. You don't want to saddled with a bill for £100's
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  • japittsjapitts Forumite
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    If you get a call from a number you don't recognise then ignore it - if it was important they'd either ring back or leave a message.

    Be extremely wary of phoning back on a number that doesn't look right - some premium rate numbers can ramp up stupidly high charges without you being aware of the costs, especially if they are non-uk or non geographical UK numbers. You don't want to saddled with a bill for £100's

    True, but premium-rate numbers can be spotted by the 09 prefix. Also 084 & 087 aren't far behind. Any number beginning with 01, 02 or 03 is a UK landline number, with the Channel Islands being the only obvious exception.
  • Neil49Neil49 Forumite
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    A quick use of Google would have answered your question. 

    https://www.ukphoneinfo.com/area-code/01331

    They confirm that it's a spoof call. If possible, block the number. 
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    edited 25 June at 2:44PM
    Neil49 said:
    A quick use of Google would have answered your question. 

    https://www.ukphoneinfo.com/area-code/01331

    They confirm that it's a spoof call. If possible, block the number. 

    yeah i did see that. it didnt put my mind at rest 100% because even though its not geographically allocated i thought it could  be a government organisation or something like that.
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    TadleyBaggieTadleyBaggie Forumite
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    edited 25 June at 7:17PM

    yeah i did see that. it didnt put my mind at rest 100% because even though its not geographically allocated i thought it could  be a government organisation or something like that.
    No really it couldn't. If the code is not allocated there is no way the call can routed.
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    yeah i did see that. it didnt put my mind at rest 100% because even though its not geographically allocated i thought it could  be a government organisation or something like that.
    No really it couldn't. If the code is not allocated there is no way the call can routed.
    But it just says its not geographically allocated. There are codes that are not geographically allocated but are used by organisations, 0845 for example.
  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    Yes, but they are defined and you can find them if you search online. This was a scam call ... they deliberately used 01331 because 01330 and 01332 are allocated, so 01331 would fool many people.
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  • MACKEM99MACKEM99 Forumite
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    We never answer the landline.  If it is important they will leave a message or we check the number and only call them back if we recognise the number.
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