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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Mohammad
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Mohammad

thanks
recieved call from +257 89778030
didn’t return it

Jesús
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Jesús

Calls from +257 75747688 and +257 75546292, dont returned only for info.

Javier
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Javier

Just received a call from +257 75295982

sun
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sun

+25722568039 creepy call, a woman was crying desperately seems like she tried to say help but call got hung up

Jela
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Jela

recently received 2 calls from nr: +25776986129 and +25776531564 !! thanks

Shabla
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Shabla

‭+257 75 35 84 14‬
They called me from this number two times in a row, one tone only. Also from Burundi, Africa.

John Doe
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John Doe

Received a call today 11/03/20 +257 96 92 00 54. rang for 7 seconds did not answer

Claudiu Ionut Briceag
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Claudiu Ionut Briceag

+25759774746 10 minutes ago

Stunning damsel
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Stunning damsel

I just got a Miss call now from +25771919044. It has been coming once in a while with same code but different numbers. I decided to google to know which country code is this, I saw is Burundi same time I saw this post “scam from missed call…+257.
Thank you so dearly for the information.

Dude
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Dude

+25772335471, saw a missed call from this also….

Dude
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Dude

+25772335471

Jaro
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Jaro

+25722280272 10 mins ago

Éimear
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Éimear

I just got a call from a +257 22 28 02 72 number and it only rang twice and they immediately hung up. I instantly blocked the number

Tom
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Tom

Do not answer that phone from Burundi +25722280272

Dermot McDermott
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New scam number+25722280800

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Yeeeehahahahahaaaa

I got a call from +257 22 28 62 53 so this helped thanks.

sun
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sun

just got a call from +25722286255
be careful out there

KAW
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KAW

00 257 22 28 31 72 and 00 257 15 94 25 60 called me today, not answered either… no voicemails left.

JimBorrowing11
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Got a missed call from +25797781175

Khurram Dad
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Khurram Dad

Thanks for this article, likewise I have just received a call from 257 71 57 81 45 & I did not call back.