Premium Rate Numbers  


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Fraudsters use various means to induce people to dial premium rate telephone numbers. 

Commonly a letter comes through the door telling you you've won a prize and need to phone the number to get your claim number. 

Sometimes it's a card asking you to phone the number to arrange delivery of an overseas parcel. 

What they all have in common is that the call is to a premium rate number which will cost 1.50 a minute and will usually last around 9 minutes.


Our advice:


Don't fall for this marketing ploy, put the letters or cards in the bin! 

All premium rate numbers, with the exception of some mobile services, must start with the prefix 090. Sexually explicit services must start with 0909.

You can find more information about premium rate numbers from PhonepayPlus.