My last phone bill includes a number of calls to Premium Rate numbers which are presumably internet-related and may involve a teenage son. These are all UK numbers - is there any way of identifying who or what these numbers are, a kind of reverse directory enquiries ?
PS Thanks to your site I have now subscribed to BT's Call Blocking service which hopefully will prevent this happening in future.
Subscribers checks - for that is what you are asking for - comes under legislation and is carefully monitored and requires specific grounds.
Merely having a few premium rate numbers on your bill may not be sufficient. As has been suggested contact your phone provider, they will advise and if they feel there is a criminal offence they will refer you to the police who can apply for the subscribers details as part of their investigation.
I understand that blocking Premium Rate calls via BT does not address the internet problem. The internet premium rate numbers are not dialled via the conventional phone line so BT's call blocking does not intercept them. I phoned wanadoo but they didn't wanadoo anythin about it either. So I am again at a loss for the cure for this problem (other than the obvious extreme solution ..).
I e-mailed ICSTIS a while ago about 4 or 5 premium rate numbers on our unusually large phone bill. In time they wrote back telling me who the perpetrators were (websites for game cheats, MP3 downloads etc. Children squarely in the frame for this one) but they are all overseas, so little prospect of getting the dosh back. Today I got an e-mail from Icstis saying one company (Italian as it happens) had been investigated, found wanting, fined, and ordered to repay anyone who writes to them with a copy of the offending phone bill. Worth the price of a stamp I suppose. NTL barred premium rate calls on the phone line for a small fee, so no recurrence of the offence. Now on BB via cable so rogue diallers no longer a threat.