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:


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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28 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.


    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.

  8. Anonymous


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