NEW Ofcom rules lead to major drop in ‘070’ fraud calls null

The volume of scam calls made using ‘070’ numbers in the UK has fallen by two thirds following the introduction of wholesale price caps, according to new figures from BICS.

The 070 range has proved popular with fraudsters because such numbers are usually reserved for mobile phones. This means the public can be easily tricked into thinking a dodgy phone number is genuine but is instead much more expensive to call.