Whose number is this
Who is calling me?
We have all received a call from a blocked number or a number we don't know at one time or another. Someone close to you may have changed their phone number without telling you, but most of the time these are marketing agency numbers or fraudulent calls. There are techniques to report these numbers or to locate them, although these calls are tending to disappear with the new regulations put in place by the government.
The regulation 21, 21A and 21B makes it possible to regulate commercial telephone approaches and to no longer receive calls at unreasonable hours from June 2019. Thanks to this law, the use of a masked number is prohibited. It is therefore important to avoid falling into the trap and avoid fraudulent calls.
Scams to avoid
To protect yourself from phone scams, simply do not call a number you do not know or a masked number. Their technique is simple, they call you and then wait for you to pick up before hanging up. This will create a desire in you to find out who called without leaving a voicemail. These numbers encourage you to call back and this is when you should not fall for it as these numbers are overtaxed. But you have to know the difference between a fraudulent number and a good one.
Whose number is it?
You can generally recognise a number that comes from another country by the telephone indicator which corresponds to a "+" followed by a number corresponding to the country. England’s indicator is +44. The prefix for a mobile phone operator is 07. If you receive such a number, don't worry, it shouldn't be a premium rate number. However, if you want to know the location of the number, you can use our geolocation service to find out where the caller is.
What should I do if I receive abusive calls?
If you often receive calls outside the hours and days authorised by the regulations, you can lodge a complaint by filling in a form on the Bloctel website. The services of the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control will analyse your report before initiating legal proceedings.