The Internet Fraud Advisory Group
A not for profit group based in Britain

UK 070 "personal" or "portable" telephone numbers* often appear in Internet fraud mail. Criminals use these numbers to support scams in which they claim to represent the UK national lottery and other British institutions. The supply of these numbers to the fraud criminals is dominated by three UK companies, Magrathea Telecommunications Ltd., Open Telecom International Ltd. and Flextel Ltd.
(*These numbers will normally appear with the +44 prefix, denoting the UK. See examples below.)

2011 UPDATE These are the companies which supply most of the numbers - and make a profit from the fraud victims who mistakenly believe that the UK telecoms industry is properly regulated. As we understand it, the charges for calling these numbers are shared between the caller's network and the suppliers listed here. The criminals get the numbers for free.

Internet fraud telephone numbers

1. Magrathea Telecommunications Ltd.  Apparently of 5 Commerce Park,   Brunel Road, Theale RG7 4AB, Reading, England.

2. Open Telecom International Ltd. Apparently of
2 Eddystone House, 6 Eddystone Road, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AL, England.

3. FleXtel Ltd. Apparently of FleXtel House, The Commons, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1EG, England.

 

     The rankings below are based on reports for the period 17 April to 20 November 2009 .        
   


These numbers featured in fraud mail reported to us from around the world but we must remember that InterFraud is just one body to which people report. If we also consider that many people do not report fraud e-mails, it seems very likely that both Magrathea and Open Telecoms provide very many telephone numbers to the scammers and that we just see a small proportion.


According to our analysis of the telephone numbers used in fraud mail, the abuse of UK numbers is only matched by the abuse of Nigerian numbers. It seems very strange that only the regulators of these countries seem unable to offer the consumer protection we have a right to expect.  



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent fraud mail - complete with 4 numbers, all apparently supplied by Magrathea Telecoms.
From: barclaysbankuk@barclaysplc.org.uk.

REMITANCE DEPARTMENT ,TELEX 734241
1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 7031899977, +44 7031817633
Fax: +44 870 9749455, +44 8709749453.
REMITTANCE ADVICE
FROM THE DESK OF THE
DIRECTOR, TELEX DEPT
BARCLAYS BANK UNITED KINGDOM.

                                                                        
                                                    DATE: 06/04/2009

TO: MR. ******

I received your email and I am so surprised the way you address matters to
me, I am not trying to be arrogant to you but some times it amazed me why
you are keeping quite regarding this matter. We are talking about your
money here and your huge amount and you can not even communicate me to
update me about your positions, it is only me that call or write you
emails before you can respond back to me. Some times it seems to me as if
I am forcing in this case to receive your money, because last time you
told me that you will send emails but I waited for days and did not hear
from you and that was why I was angry with you. Even though you told me
that your computer went down, but you should have call me to inform me
about this because there ...

Yours Truly.
Barclay Bank Of England
BARCLAYS BANK OF ENGLAND * LONDON *
Dr. N. ROBINSON.
For: DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPT
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More Fraud mail - this time a mix of Magrathea and Open Telecoms numbers.

Sat, 25 Apr 2009
RE: FINAL NOTIFICATION OF
APPROVAL : IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:CPEL/OWN/9876.


I am in receipt of your mail and i must say
that you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of
the winners in year 2009 UK National Lottery . This is an acknowledgement
of your most recent correspondence to this establishment, Before the UK
National Lottery Board will release your winning prizes, and you will be
required to come UK National Lottery Board, United Kingdom to endorse
your International Voucher as the rightful beneficiary.....

Contact Our Legal Department via this Email: Attorney Jamie Hook Esq., Email: Barriste_rjamiehookesq@hotmail.co.uk

Office Tel # +44 70359 71751, +4470359 72903, Service Fax #: +447031948505
 

Regards,
Mr. Jack Smith Financial Claims Manager, +447031977695
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1st May '09 - Open Telecoms Intl. and Interweb Design Ltd. supplied the UK numbers.

From: "SIR FRANK PETERSON" <dty567@poczta.onet.eu>
To: unlisted-recipients: ;
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 07:42:04 -0700
Subject:  WORLD BANK GROUP AND UNITED NATIONS APPROVAL
PAYMENT VALUED $8.3M.

Our Ref: CITI/BKL/STB
Your Ref:
==========================================================================
==================== WORLD BANK GROUP AND UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION do
hereby give this irrevocable approval order with Release Code:
GNC/3480/02/00 in your favor for your contract entitlement/award winning
payment valued $8.3m with the UNITED NATIONS to your nominated bank
account. Now your new Payment,United nations Approval No;UN5685P,White
House Approved No:WH44CV, Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632
Password No: 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit
Payment No : 103 , Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Citibank Telex
confirmation No: -1114433 ; Secret Code No: XXTN013, Having received these
vital payment number , therefore You are qualified now to received and
confirm Your payment with the United Nations immediately within the next
72hrs.

As a matter of fact, you are required to deal and communicate only with MR
ANDREW WOLLEY, DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE CITIBANK OF UNITED
KINGDOM, with the help and monitory team from the CITIBANK OF NEW YORK
which is our official remitting bank, Committee On Foreign Payment Matters
in United Nations, has look up to make sure you receive your fund valued
$8.3m. So contact: MR ANDREW WOLLEY on his contact information,Direct
Telephone Number: +44-703-596-2760, +44-703-595-8648 Fax Number:+44 870
288 7323,
Email: andrewwolleycitibank.uk110@yahoo.com.hk for immediate
release of your contract/inheritance/Award Winning claim Be informed that
you are not allowed to correspond with any person or office anymore, You
are required to send bellow information for your transfer.

1) YOUR FULL NAME:
2) ADDRESS,CITY,STATE AND COUNTRY.
3) PHONE,FAX AND MOBILE
4) COMPANY NAME(IF ANY) POSITION AND ADDRESS
5) BANK DETAILS,ACCOUNT NO,ROUTING NO,/SWIFT CODE AND BANK ADDRESS.
6) PROFESSION,AGE AND MARITAL STATUS
7) COPY OF YOUR INT'L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE

NOTE: YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT/COMMUNICATION CODE WITH CITIBANK IS(511),YOU
ARE ADVICE TO SEND YOUR FULL BANKING INFORMATION TO THE CITIBANK OF LONDON
INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE DIRECTOR HEADED BY MR ANDREW WOLLEY AND MAKE
SURE YOU SPEAK WITH HIM, WITH YOUR NEW PAYMENT CODE FOR RELEASE OF YOUR
PAYMENT AND SEND HIM ALL YOUR BANKING INFORMATION NOW. CONTACT CODE(511)


OFFICER:MR ANDREW WOLLEY.
POSITION:DIRECTOR,INTL,REMMITTANCE CITIBANK LONDON.
Direct Telephone Number: +44-703-596-2760, +44-703-595-8648
FAX NUMBER:+44 870 288 7323.

EMAIL: andrewwolleycitibank.uk110@yahoo.com.hk


SIR FRANK PETERSON.
(CHAIRMAN COMMITTE ON FOREIGN CONTRACT/AWARD WINNING PAYMENT UNITED
NATIONS AND USA GOVERNMENT).
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A fake loan scam, supported by Open Telecom International Ltd. numbers.

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 6:27 AM

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is Worldwide Trust Funding, a registered finance company here in
London, United Kingdom.We are specialized in lending out money irrespective of the
amount, your location and the purpose in which it is been needed for.We
give out business loan, personal loan and even educational loan with an
interest rate of 3% to enable client cope with the repayment. Bad credit
OK. Interested persons should kindly reply us via email below for more
information.

On contacting, you are to provide the below information for immediate
processing:

Names: .................
Address: ...............
Country: ...............
Age: ...................
Fax Number: ............
Personal Number: .......
Occupation: ............
Sex: ...................
Next of Kin: ...........
Monthly Income: ........
Loan Amount Needed: ....
Loan duration: .........


CUSTOMER SERVICE
Email: fundingtrust08@gmail.com
Tele: +44 704 5752 265
+44 704 5720 293

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This scammer is trying to cover all the bases, with a mix of UK numbers.

5/4/2009

from: <thelawdept@london.com>

and Paul Rodger <p.rodger@pabel.co.uk>.
PABEL IVNESTMENT (sic) & DEVELOPMENTS LTD
145 - 157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY


Mr Selig,J.H.David Esq
The Law Department Limited
13 ST. GABRIELS ROAD
LONDON NW2 4DS U.K
Company No: 057140589
Tel:44-70359-72347    (Open Telecom International Ltd.)
Tel:44-703-597-2132   (Open Telecom International Ltd.)
Tel:44-792-402-0612   (Manx Telecom)
Tel:44-207-060-2356   (Digital Mail Limited)
Tel:44-701-112-9091   (Invomo Ltd)
Fax:44 707-515-8369  (Your Communications Ltd)

Tel: 44-7077-088-530  (Digital Mail Limited)
Fax: 44-7077-088-532  (Digital Mail Limited)
Cell: 44-972-402-0620  (?)

 




This page: UK 070 telephone number abuse. See also Lottery winner fraud , Primer on Internet fraud ,
Fraudsters haunting dating/matchmaking websites , The fake job offer fraud,   The fake loan offer fraud,   The Bank Accounts and Western Union addresses.

 


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