WhatsApp Missed Call Scam from International Numbers

WhatsApp Missed Call

A new international missed call scam has been identified targeting the popular mobile chatting mobile app, WhatsApp users.

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.

WhatsApp Missed Call

WhatsApp Missed Call

WhatsApp Missed Call

The scam calls are launched using advanced technology of Artificial Intelligence and don’t necessary come from the country they claim to be from. These calls are from different international countries like Ethiopia (+251), Malaysia (+60), Indonesia (+62), Kenya (+254), Vietnam (+84) and others.

Some reported numbers are as follows:












How to safeguard against WhatsApp 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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