Missed Call Scam from +257

A new international pay-per-call phone number missed call scam has been identified from Burundi, Africa (+257).

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:

+25774855605
+25774855566
+25716124768
+25716130833
+25778804672
+25772330033
+25778805582
+25722286156
+25778805599
+25778805594
+25778806074
+25778806076
+25778805588

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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Naomi
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Naomi

missed a call from +25771910657

David-Olanrewaju Animashaun
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David-Olanrewaju Animashaun

‭+257 71 91 61 99‬ called today 8th of April 2020. It stopped ringing under 2 seconds.

Aku
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Aku

+257 75306473

MJABDOS
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MJABDOS

+25771914489

Mimo
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Mimo

Missed call from 0025722224990

tuğçe
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tuğçe

süreklı 2 defa çalıyor ve kapanıyor 1 haftada 5 defa oldu rahatsız oldum dolandırıcılık çıktı
+257 2228 97 48 +685 83506 21 bu namaralara dikkat edın açmayınız …dolandırıcılar açmayınız ..

Sumon Ghosh
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Sumon Ghosh

+25722221541
27/05/2020 3.19 pm.

Keir
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Keir

Missed call from 257 22 49 07 78 in Burundi and 674 6661159 in Nauru

Kevin
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Kevin

+257 72 79 14 65

Suman Kumar Mandal
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Suman Kumar Mandal

Got a call from +25772775066

caro
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caro

missed call from 257 72 72 19 90

Mr Haque
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Mr Haque

i got a call from +257 89772352