Phone call Scam: Why you should not call back these numbers

Cyber criminals have developed a new phone scam capable of taking billions of Naira from the Nigerian Populace. 

Many Nigerians are now getting missed calls from numbers with the international dial codes +231 (Liberia) or +235 (Chad) and others.

This type of calls usually only last for just a ring or a couple of rings and generally happen either during the night or early in the morning such that people would assume it's an urgent call.

This is known as the Premium CallBack scam.  And anyone that calls the number back will be charged a premium number, up to N100 or N200 per a second of call.

They employ other means such as voice messages claiming to be an “operator”, which is said to be a scheme bid to keep people on the line for longer.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians not to call back any number that leaves one a blank voicemail message. And do not provide any personal information for example – banking details/PPS number/credit card details/name and address/passport number.

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It is also important to be warry of Social Media Channels where you drop your numbers. Social Media and Fake data Phishing Websites have become a very clever way of collating phone Numbers for fraudulent purposes.

There are social media posts purporting to offer  jobs or skills, asking people to drop their Phone Numbers. There are also fake website claiming to offer loans or imitating government trending programs. These are clever channels for collating phone numbers and others for fraudulent purposes.

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