Be Aware of fraud calls, JK Getting missed calls from ISD numbers
Most of the people are getting missed calls from some unknown numbers these day. These numbers are usually International. This is basically a scam. Here is the information related to this scam:
If you are wondering why you keep getting missed calls from unknown international numbers, it is because someone somewhere is trying to scam you. It is called the One Ring Scam and here is how it works.
You get missed calls from an unknown international number. The calls usually originate from obscure countries.
It is called the One Ring Scam because the number rings you once and then disconnects, leaving you with a missed call. The average person has the mindset that an international call is an important one. The perpetrators of the scam are counting on this and on your curiosity. Or they are counting on you following the code of ethics that say it is proper to return missed calls.
If you call back the number, as is expected of you ethically when you get a missed call, you will be setting yourself up to get slapped with a huge bill. Many international calls are expensive, but these numbers calling you are usually premium numbers, so calling them back costs even more.
Calling them back, you will likely hear background music playing like when a call is put on hold, or have to deal with speaking to someone speaking in a language you do not understand. The idea is to keep you on the line for as long as possible, so your bill ramps up as high as possible.
How To Avoid Getting Scammed By One Ring Scam Callers, The first rule is to not call back when you get missed calls from unknown international numbers, especially calls that you are not expecting.
An app like TrueCaller can help in identifying such scam operations, as other users will likely have reported them as scam. TrueCaller will indicate this when your phone rings. If in doubt about where a call is coming in from, use Google or other tools.
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