Missed Call Scam from +216

A new international pay-per-call phone number scam has been identified from TUNISIA(+216).

These calls arrive at odd times and often disconnect after one or two rings, not giving the receiver enough time to answer the call. The call appears in your phone log as a missed call and tempts you to return the call.

When you do that, you’ll hear a voice saying something like “hello, you have reached the operator, please hold.” 

While you’re doing that patiently, you’re getting charged per minute as per international call rates. 

Some reported numbers are:



How to safeguard against missed call spams??

  • The simplest solution is “don’t call numbers you don’t recognize”.
  • Today many smartphones display the location of the calling number as well. If not, just simply Google the ISD code before calling (first three digits).
  • You may also install third party apps like “Truecaller” that references a vast spam caller list.

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227 Thoughts to “Missed Call Scam from +216”

  1. Sydneysider

    Received a phone call from +216 42 602 216 today (I am in Sydney, Australia). And my phone showed me “Tunisia”. I straight away understood that it is a scammer. I answered (let them pay!) but they quickly dropped the call off. Of course, I did not call them back. I am not an idiot, I do not have anybody in Tunisia, why would I call back…. And such scammers are already well-known for some years.

  2. Anonymous

    216 4260124 recurved Western Australia

  3. Anonymous

    Recently I have received a phone call from +21651015994. It lasted for barely a second. I didn’t pick it up. My request is to add this number also to the list. Thank you.

  4. +21653302602 recently i received a miss call from this number. I just check the code of this number and i got that cyber website.

  5. Anonymous

    Received a call today on my cell phone, September 12/ 2019 from this number —-> 216 58 500 221. I.D. on phone shows it came from Tunisia. Did not answer and no way was I going to call it back. I do not answer calls that I do not know the number of who is calling me.

  6. Peter Campbell

    Received short call from 216 42 601 138, spam

  7. Joop

    Received a call twice today from this number. +216 55 987 358 did not answer and added it to my block list. I live in Amsterdam The Netherlands

  8. Anonymous

    +216 41 948 016 – received a call minutes back Riyadh – Saudi Arabia

  9. Anonymous

    +21642602321 Tunisia
    I didn’t call back but it rang twice at 11:26pm ACST.
    I’m requesting this number to be added to the list.

  10. Anonymous

    ‭+216 42 602 332‬ Received a call today , I live in Australia and didn’t realIse the number and picked up, I hung up after a few seconds of looking at the number again should I be worried and what should I change?

  11. Anonymous

    Got a call from +21653107363 ,about 30 minutes ago, just blocked it and fastly reported their number here.

  12. this number: +216 42 602 312 has called me randomly for months, i’ve never answered but i got curious so now im here. please add this to list of scam numbers.

  13. Anonymous

    +21642601137 at 4:32 PM EST was received from Australia

  14. E

    8 missed calls in 1 minute

  15. florin

    +216 54 356 118 just called me today.
    I’m from romania. i supose they don’t know we are poor. i have a prepaid card with no money on it. lucky me. 🙂

  16. Anonimul

    Got a call from this number earlier today +21650283194. Did not answer ofc as I know nobody from Tunisia. For sure it’s spam. You may want to add this one on the list, too.

  17. Anonymous

    Today/tonight i got called by +216 71 001 230. Having not knowing the first three numbers i picked up the call and realised it had tunisa below it, after they hung up straight away i realised it was a scam.

  18. Kaj

    Got a call from Tunesia this morning as well.
    They called three times.
    +216 50 216 218

  19. Anonymous

    Today called a few times by +216 50 212 178

    Thank god I found this site!

  20. Anonymous

    I got called by a few different numbers, answered the call for the second one, and got it hung up in a second. I suppose it’s safe to answer them (though why would you), it’s calling back that seems to be part of this particular scam if I understand this correctly.

    Add the following numbers:
    +216 50 293 775
    +216 50 223 067

    Also, if it’s indeed safe to answer the calls and there are no consequences attached (provided you just answer with “yes”, rather than sensitive information), if that’s fact, I also suggest putting that out there so people will focus on not calling these numbers back, rather than panicking over calling back.

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