Lincolnshire Police give warning over ‘angry’ prank phone calls

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Lincolnshire Police are raising awareness after numerous reports about prank phone calls which can be distressing.

One number that the calls are being received from is 07520 619334 and this number is known for prank calls, however there are other numbers reported as well.

The calls are pre-recorded generated responses about a variety of scenarios. In one, an angry sounding man claims you have hit his car, in another he claims you are stealing his wi-fi. The calls can leave the recipient confused, annoyed and sometimes frightened.

They are pre-recorded messages and anticipate the recipient’s response, giving the impression that you are speaking directly with someone.

A police spokesman said: “While this doesn’t necessarily need to be reported to police, we would advise anyone with particular concerns to contact us, otherwise ignore the call. You could contact your local provider who may be able to put a block on calls such as these and if you are getting calls at night you could put your phone on night mode or switch it off.”