Beware 070 and 076 Numbers

Beware 070 and 076 numbers.  Most people make the mistake of thinking these are mobile numbers but they are actually premium rate numbers.  Calling those numbers could cost you up to £1.50 per minute.

Ofcom has warned of a scam where people are fooled into thinking they have missed a call from one of these numbers and get stung with an expensive call when they ring back.

Similar scams have been aimed at job seekers and people responding to classified ads.

If you receive a message or missed call from a number beginning with either 070 and 076, do not call back.  Note down the number and contact the premium rate regulator PhonepayPlus.