Annoying Cold Calls - Updated 28/02/08

I have set up a list of annoying companies who cold call to try and sell you something, usually from a call centre in India. The sales pitch has recently favoured selling either mobile phones or cheap calls from your landline.  You’ve probably found this site if you’ve got home from work and noticed a missed call on your landline from a strange number, hopefully you’ll find the answer here without having to make a phonecall at your expense.  If you have any recordings of such companies calling you and you’d like to share them, feel free to send in your mp3’s.
The recordings page can be found here. If you would like to add a company to the list not shown click here

 They are as follows:-

Company

Number or details of call

Callsave / Phonesave

01273 828810 - 01273828810 - 0203 1592507 - 0203159207 More info click here

Mobiles at Home

0207 0314032 - 02070314032

First Telecom

0800 351 9758 - 08003519758 (Supposedly based in St. Albans)

Converso Contact Centres Ltd

01702 312441 - 01702312441 Make calls on behalf of various clients

Fizz Telecom

0203 1070150 - 02031070150

Unknown Company

00207 1708861 - 002071708861

Anglian Windows

08704 420103 - 08704420103

Dial a Phone

0207 0546030 - 02070546030

BBK Kitchens

0208 2162500 - 0208216500

Domestic and General (Sky TV)

01273 861500 - 01273861500

Echo Managed Services

0800 3898288 - 08003898288

Communications Direct

02920 368700 - 02920368700 - 02920 368701 - 02920368701 - 02920 368710 - 02920368710 - 02920 822631 - 02920822631 - 02920 822632 - 02920822632 - 02920 822633 - 02920822633 - 02920 822634 - 02920822634 - 02920 822635 - 02920822635 - 02920 822636 - 02920822636 - 02920 822637 - 02920822637 - 02920 822638 - 02920822638 - 02920 368797 - 02920368797 for more information click here

Mobile Phone Sales Call Centre

018003519586 - 01800 3519586 - 0800 4049736 - 08004049736

Kitchens Direct

0845 0554454 - 08450554454

Zenith Staybrite Windows

0845 3308319 - 08453308319

TIG Europe

0800 9157114 - 08009157114 - 0800 9157115 - 08009157115 - 0800 9157119 - 08009157119

Ebay Account Survey Scam

08700 604472 - 08700604472

LBM Direct Marketing

0207 0549003 - 02070549003 - 0800 0136662 - 08000136662 - More info

LBM Direct Marketing

0800 0510660 - 08000510660 - 0800 0641081 - 08000641081 - More info

LBM Direct Marketing

0161 6032400 - 01616032400 - 0161 2178400 - 01612178400 - More info

LBM Direct Marketing

0800 0640060 - 08000640060

Sky Television

08702 402900 - 08702402900

Positive Response UK Ltd

01202 587676 - 01202587676

O2 Call Centre

01268 293404 - 01268293404 - 0845 3307145 - 08453307145

Mobiles Direct

0870 6093144 - 08706093144 - 0870 6060042 - 08706060042

Toucan Broadband

0800 0613613 - 08000613613

Alliance and Leicester

0870 9000999 - 08709000999

Unknown American Call Centre

018003519588 - 01800 3519588

Premium Rate Callback Scam

07028759590 - 07028 759590 Do not call this number back if you get a missed call. It is a scam which will charge you premium rates to listen to answer machine messages. Currently under investigation.

Blue Bamboo Orange Mobiles

01772 208600 - 01772208600 - 01772 250055 - 01772250055

Mobile Upgrade Sales Team

0800 1385425 - 08001385425

CPM UK Ltd

08000 180888 - 08000180888

Strange Call Centre

0161 2211013 - 01612211013 (Number is dead if called back)

Wishcom

01142 190158 - 01142190158 (Offer mobiles on 3 network)

“Hello, Hello” Then puts phone down

08712 409000 - 08712409000 (Special Services Higher rate number 10ppm to call back. One of many new automated dialling scams)

Capital One

0800 4220292 - 08004220292

First National Finance

08701 240200 - 08701240200

Satcover

08702 402559 - 08702402559

Radio Scam

07045 271963 - 07045271963 (Sarah, Calling about delivery of a free radio, SCAM! DO NOT CALL

Information Team

08712 089407 - 08712089407 - 08712 089406 - 08712089406

Legal Accident Advice Company

08450260093 - 0845 0260093 - Call trying to get claim for blame clients.

Loopy Mobiles

0208 2040170 - 02082040170

Budget - Trading name of BISL

08700 333010 - 08700333010 - 0800 801573 - 0800801573

Contact4

0844 5560022 - 08445560022

Pipex Broadband

0800 2941647 - 08002941647

Baxy Finance

01800 3519591 - 018003519591

Two Touch Marketing

0800 4088090 - 08004088090

MCS

08712 401400 - 08712401400 - SCAM - Do not call, purport to have a message waiting for you.  Complete lie, should be shut down by regulators but they have no powers or interest to do so.

TMH Marketing

0800 3899712 - 08003899712

Telegen UK

0800 9121696 - 08009121696 (Do cold calling on behalf of AXA)

EMS (On behalf of TalkTalk)

00845 2960036 - 008452960036

Advantis Credit

08704 443035 - 08704443035

ICT Group

01895 204833 - 01895204833

A Plus Surveys

08000 470596 - 08000470596

Company offering IVA’s

08443574159 - 0844 3574159

Yorkshire Bank Debt Collection

01132 815065 - 01132815065 - 0113 8079110 - 01138079110

If you are bothered by calls from call centres then please register with the TPS at www.tpsonline.org.uk , please note however that some companies are not always registered, especially the call centres outside of the UK.  You’ll often find that if you mention that your registered with the TPS they’ll pretend to take note, only to call you again an hour later.  As good an idea as the TPS is, it doesn’t always work as well as it should do, as I have personally found.

If you are particularly bothered by autodialling silent telephone calls then register your number with the silent calls bureau at www.silentguard.co.uk completely free of charge.

If you are bothered by cold calls then I’d advise against registering with www.callpreventionregistry.co.uk the reason for this is they charge you for registering with the telephone preference service which is free.  Please do not give away your hard earned money when you can register for free on the tps link at the top of this section.  I personally think this is disgraceful. Also be wary of this link on MSE which is supposedly written by an ex-employee of call prevention registry http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=150756 it would appear he is defending their actions.