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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I have miss call from 257 76 22 86 51

Anonymous
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Anonymous

i have a call then goes to recent call from +25797770913

Mubashira
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Mubashira

i had a call from
+25700046047

Rev. Emmanuel Teryila Atsôr
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Rev. Emmanuel Teryila Atsôr

Also had a call from+257 97 77 23 37 at 3:58a.m.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I had a call from +25797773987

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I also had a call from +257 97 77 09 03 and disconnected after 2 rings .

Chichi
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Chichi

I got a call from this no +25797770188 yesterday by 11.42am I called back but no respond. Help fix this scammers pls

Nancy
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Nancy

I had a miss call from +25716153226

anonymous
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anonymous

I had such call, probably same thing, +257 76 68 50 20

Anonym
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Anonym

Recieved call in norway from +257 72 33 02 74

anon
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anon

i had a call from 257 22 36 51 08

Florin Tarziu
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Florin Tarziu

Miss call from+25707605109095

Noksta
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Noksta

Missed on now from, ringing for 2sec +25700046041

Jan Hogan
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I am in Australia. Two calls yesterday at 10.27pm and 10.26pm – from 257 75 38 99 90 and 257 75 31 40 23. Had my sound turned off, so unsure how long the ‘phone rang. Idiots! ANONYMOUS

Jan Hogan
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I am in Australia. Had two calls last night at 10.26pm from +257 75 31 40 23, and +257 75 38 99 90 at 10.27 pm, My sound was turned off, so didn’t hear it ring. Idiots! ANONYMOUS

Michael
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Michael

call from +25775988403

irene
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irene

Missed Call Scam from +257 78 13 62 16 BURUNDI, AFRICA
I am in Vancouver, Canada. Two calls today, January 26th 7 am and 10:43am.

irene
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irene

I am in Vancouver, Canada, Two calls on January 26th, 7am and 10:43 am,
Missed Call Scam from +257 78 13 62 16 BURUNDI AFRICA

erkhmee
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erkhmee

i have miss call from +257 72 33 04 04

Ali
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Ali

+25789772031