Understanding premium rate phone number scams

Chris Horroll
Chris Horroll
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This scam involves being asked to call a number that begins with 070Whilst 070 numbers are legal, they can incur high call charges of up to £1.50 per minute spent on the line.

If you are requested to dial a 070 number, it may be an attempt by a fraudster to incur fees for your use of the line. They may attempt to have you stay on the line as long as possible to increase the bill received. 

If you are asked to call an 070 number, request an alternate number, or a different contact method to avoid additional call charges.

 Best practice

Check with your phone provider for associated charges before calling an 070 number