Missed Call Scam from +265

A new international pay-per-call phone number missed call scam has been identified from Malawi, Africa (+265).

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:

+265882615275
+265882614256
+265882613202
+265882551555
+265882603493
+265888704305
+265882603493
+265882603399
+265882604834
+265882613267
+265882614530
+265882615017
+265882551555

+265882615275
+265882548020 
+265882548001
+265882604641

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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+265998626727

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Got miscall from same number and was shocked cos my friend is in Africa too and it's late night

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I got missed call from +265998626727 on 22 may 2017 at 19:20 and again on 23 may 2017 at 05:20

Anonymous
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Got missed call from +265998626727 today at 8am in morning

Anonymous
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Got missed call from +265999995196 today 11:30pm IST.

Padma Pithdia
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same number i got missed call last to digit was 954 12:30 AM IST

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I got a miss call from +265998626727 at last night 2:31 am 26th may

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I got missed call from this no +256 205 470382 yesterday…for getting the detail from true caller I just dialled the no and found that scam Uganda…what should I do??

Unknown
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Igot +265 998626814

Anonymous
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+265998626742 got a call late night to two members of same house in India, called back without knowing it's a scam caller, anyhow no money got deducted.

Unknown
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Missed call from 265882786621.It's a scam

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Missed call from +265888447008

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+25659267227

Su Imm
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+25659267227

Anonymous
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got missed call from +265212341120. rang twice and cut.

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Anonymous
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+2652639537

GuptaJi
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GuptaJi

I got call from only +265 nothing after +265 isn't that odd?
I even received the call once but no reaction from other side so after 15 seconds i disconnected it
I got call at between 2-5pm at least 4 times

Unknown
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+266 6151 4015 got call at 2-4am at least three times

akshay kumar gt
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Anonymous
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+375295498283 got call at 4 am

Jo
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Jo

‭+265 88 802 1027‬

Mal
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Mal

+265888371387 Tried Me twice today blocked the number

Anonymous
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Had one from 265888416415

VivM
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VivM

+265888726717 16th November
+265888416415 17th November
+265884458724 20th November

PC
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PC

+265881368080

Anonymous
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Anonymous

265 881561863

wenge
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wenge

Anonymously missed call from this number. +265 992977233

JILO
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JILO

+265991013349
another scam number pls add

Anonymous
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Anonymous

+265xxxxx7210 as well

James Dwalu
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James Dwalu

Hi,

This just came to me in Liberia today through text, JANUARY 17, 2020 , West Africa.

“Urgent! Call me now please 002656671000647 i need you.”

Bobo
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Bobo

+265 886 486585 today January 21, 2020

Digi Customer
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Digi Customer

+265760549119
Got call just now.
24 Feb 2020 02:44pm

cong
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cong

+265391933842

Geo
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Geo

‭+265 88 889 2079‬ Today

Takeru Kurogane
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Takeru Kurogane

I got call in Malaysia i think it’s scam from another number phone country i think it’s Malawi. +265576001984

Anonymous
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Anonymous

+265 88 351 4413 27th March 2020 i got a call and i called back – luckily it was only for around 14 seconds since i looked up and i got a scam alert! Thank you safari!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

+265 67 6369 607 Malawi

Anonymous
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Anonymous

+265 881 50 34 91 Malawi

Judy
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Judy

+265989944489

Anonymous
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+265 212 834 786
One ring and caller hangs up … presumably waiting for the call back