Once again Pakistani mobile consumers are hit by One Ring Scam. It isn’t necessary that you will be hacked when you will pick up the call from an unknown number, instead this time, the robocallers want you to call back. Usually, when your phone rings once and then stop, people call back to check who is on the other side. From now on “Do Not Call Back An Unknown Number”, otherwise you may be the target of “One Ring Scam”. Once you are targeted by this scan, you will get charged hefty fees are often greatly exaggerated.
What is One Ring Scam?
One-ring calls will be done from numbers of the United States, including three initial digits that resemble U.S. area codes. Scammers also often use international numbers from regions that begin with three-digit codes. The codes are discussed below.
- +375 code is for Belarus.
- +371 code is for Lativa.
- +381 Serbia.
- +563 Valparaiso.
- +370 Vilnius.
- +255 Tanzania.
If you call back, you are connected to a phone number of scammer somewhere outside the U.S. As a result, you will be charged a fee for connecting, along with significant per-minute fees for as long as they can keep you on the phone. These charges may show up on your bill as premium services, international calling, or toll-calling.
Variations of this scam rely on phony voice-mail messages urging you to call a number with unfamiliar area code to tell you about a “sick” relative.
How to avoid One Ring scam?
- Don’t answer or return any calls from numbers you don’t recognize.
- Before calling unfamiliar numbers, check to see if the area code is international.
- If you do not make international calls, ask your phone company to block outgoing international calls on your line.
Nowadays, people are receiving calls from these numbers:
- Tel: +375602605281
- Tel: +37127913091
- Tel: +37178565072
- Tel: +56322553736
- Tel: +37052529259
- Tel: +255901130460
- or any number starting from +371 +375 +381
According to certain rumors circulating on social media, these callers can also copy your contact list in just 3 seconds and can also copy bank and credit card details if you have it saved on your mobile.
Moreover, certain callers ask you to press #90 or #09 from your Mobile. It’s a new trick which is use to access your SIM card, make calls at your expense and frame you as a criminal.
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