Missed Call Scam from +265

A new international pay-per-call phone number 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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Anonymous

+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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265 881561863

wenge
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wenge

Anonymously missed call from this number. +265 992977233

JILO
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+265991013349
another scam number pls add

Anonymous
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+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.”