Missed Call Scam from +257

A new international pay-per-call phone number scam has been identified from Burundi, Africa (+257).

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:

+25774855605
+25774855566
+25716124768
+25716130833
+25778804672
+25772330033
+25778805582
+25722286156
+25778805599
+25778805594
+25778806074
+25778806076
+25778805588

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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56 Thoughts to “Missed Call Scam from +257”

  1. Anonymous

    Received a call from 00 257 78 13 63 05 – did not answer and will not be ringing back

  2. Anonymous

    257 78131826 do not answer or call back. Scammet

  3. Anonymous

    +257 78 13 18 29 – one ring and stopped… i wonder how many do actually call back?

  4. Anonymous

    257 72 33 51 59

  5. Anonymous

    257 61 62 67 40

  6. Anonymous

    +257 7813952121 – Received a call, after 3 rings , then hang up. Did not return the call.

  7. CHIGOZIETEDDY ONYEUKO

    There is this fool that has been calling me without his number showing. He is so stupid that he did not know that one cannot call him back without any number showing. How desperate people have become. It’s very unfortunate that people now prefer to loaf around than to look for something doing. A world that has gone completely mad. It’s unfortunate.
    Teddy

  8. Anonymous

    +2577813804906

  9. Asad

    +2577813597391 got miss call from this number

  10. nahidah

    i received a call from +25775201676

  11. Anonymous

    +2577813622160

  12. Anonymous

    +257 7233 5532 got this call

  13. Anonymous

    Two rings and dropped call. Like when I used to call my parents to pick me up 🙂

  14. anonymous

    got a missed call from +25778131866..

  15. dorothy

    +257 31 41 33 13
    +37068767699
    two rings and then hangs up.

  16. lauren

    +257 31434443 2 rings and then hangs up on the call for 4 mins not knowing it was a scam.

  17. Anonymous

    phone number +257 31 43 74 86

  18. Liuke

    searched the net for this missed call today = phone number +257 31 43 74 86

  19. Mr David Dunkerley

    +257 31413313
    1 ring then hung up

  20. Andy

    +257 31118658 two rings then hang up.

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