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# 257060 12-Sep-2019 19:57
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Hi,

 

Is there anyone that knows if any Wellington numbers start 04-78....

 

I had a call from someone who left a message on my external answer phone. They knew my name and gave me a phone number to call him back

 

but its no such number. After the 04- there are 8 digits starting 78

 

If someone could shed some light. I tried a few combinations but nothing.

 

My home phone is vodafone. Is there a way that the call can be traced, perhaps.

 

Does Vodafone keep on record where calls orginated from.

 

Thanks

 

Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2316763 12-Sep-2019 20:06
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No nothing starts with 04 78xxxxx

 

nad.org.nz website contains the full number ranges for NZ and who owns them. Just sounds like a typical scam caller.


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  # 2316766 12-Sep-2019 20:11
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https://www.nad.org.nz/list/16/Consumer

 

 

 

04 78x xxxx is not a valid number

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2316773 12-Sep-2019 20:24
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OK thanks

 

Why would they bother leaving a fake phone number?

 

 

 

Ford

 

 

 

 


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  # 2316776 12-Sep-2019 20:31
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Ford:

 

OK thanks

 

Why would they bother leaving a fake phone number?

 

 

 

Ford

 

 

 

 

Probably the same reason spammers rang huge numbers of people continuously for months last year playing a message in Mandarin.. No idea.

 

 


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  # 2316799 12-Sep-2019 21:35
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Could be an Oz Mobile number- and likely a scam

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  # 2316856 12-Sep-2019 22:48
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Ford:

Hi,


Is there anyone that knows if / Wellington numbers start 04-78....


I had a call from someone who left a message on my external answer phone. They knew my name and gave me a phone number to call him back


but its no such number. After the 04- there are 8 digits starting 78


If someone could shed some light. I tried a few combinations but nothing.




Did you try dropping the 7 and dialling the remaining 7 digits?

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  # 2316865 12-Sep-2019 23:22
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You could enter the number into this and see what pops out: https://auareacodes.com/code/mobile/0478/

 
 
 
 


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  # 2316873 13-Sep-2019 06:29
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sbiddle:

Ford:


OK thanks


Why would they bother leaving a fake phone number?


 


Ford


 



Probably the same reason spammers rang huge numbers of people continuously for months last year playing a message in Mandarin.. No idea.


 



@sbiddle I got one of those calls the other day from +6410435001 on my mobile

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  # 2316915 13-Sep-2019 08:13
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@sbiddle I got one of those calls the other day from +6410435001 on my mobile

 

I got one from 0210595727 on Tuesday


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