Missed Call Scam from +237

A new international pay-per-call phone number scam has been identified from Cameroon (+237).

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:

+237800000625
+237800000621
+237800000622

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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+237800000621 got this a few min. ago. Good to know its not a virus.

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These Cameroonian scammers are using many different numbers, all will begin with the code +237. Don’t return calls from a foreign country if you don’t know anyone in that country. If you do know someone in that country, but the number is unknown to you, treat it with caution, to avoid being charged high rates for the call. If they really were someone you know then they will surely try to call you again.

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Missed a call from +237677580271 as scam.