Beware of the number with 06: “Telephone terror”

Deepak Gupta January 14, 2022
Updated 2022/01/14 at 8:33 AM

One number has been at the forefront of the reported spam numbers for months: 06920436149. What do we know about about them?

06920436149: That is known

06920436149 is according to the area code from Frankfurt am Main. On the Clever Dialer platform, which compiles the top 10 spam numbers every month, the number has been in the first place for months. Even with tellows it is always classified as “very dubious”. The type of call there is “Telephone Terror”.

Users rated 06920436149 more than 1,150 times at Clever Dialer and gave an average of 1.3 out of 5 stars. 1,566 users have blocked the number. In the comments on both platforms, we see that callee have similar experiences with this number.

Numerous people report that they are sometimes called “continuously from morning to evening” by the number. You write that this happens “several times an hour”. One person at tellows reports 65 calls in a day.

What do callers want: inside?

According to the comments, people behind 06920436149 always call for the same “reasons”. You pose as an energy advisor. They allegedly broker electricity supplier contracts. Some users state “aggressive advertising”.

It is not known who exactly is behind the number 06920436149. According to Giga, it can be so-called call ID spoofing. McAfee reports that scammers often use this method “to trick people into paying them money, giving them personal information, or both.”

So do not reveal any personal information about yourself. In addition, do not reveal the name of your current electricity provider or a meter number. That is why you should never share your meter number and the meter reading of your electricity.

You have been better protected since December 1st, 2021
“In future, providers will have to give you a contract summary in text form (eg a PDF by e-mail or in printed form) before you conclude a telephone contract (for landline, internet and / or mobile phone connection),” says the consumer advice center.

This is how you can protect yourself

Are you also being terrorized by 06920436149 or another number? Then you can actively do something about it. For example, you can use various apps to block unwanted calls. Also, ask these three questions about spam calls if you suspect fraudulent behavior. In addition, these seven sentences expose telephone fraud. Here you can find out what it means when someone calls and nobody answers.

Sources: Clever Dialer, tellows, Giga, McAfee

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