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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52 Thoughts to “Missed Call Scam from +257”

  1. Lisa C

    Call from +257 31 11 86 58 two rings & hung up
    Also from +382 63 443 431

  2. Paul

    I have had the same number call me at least three times. Two rings and then a hang up.

  3. Jill

    Scam from Africa calling number is +25731118658
    DO NOT ANSWER

  4. Norm

    A 3 second call from Burundi 10 june at 9.30 pm

  5. Jamilla

    ‭+257 31118658‬ Is a number which called me and tried to scam me as well

  6. E.B

    I also received a Phone call from +25731118658 Burundi at 10:09pm, didn’t answer and will not call back.!

  7. Emily

    +257 31118658 left a missed call. Don’t trust this number.

  8. Anonymous

    Got a call from the SCAM number +257********
    This is a SCAM I got the call at 22:15
    Simply report IT and then block the number

  9. Mark

    +25772335512 JUST CALLED I GUESS A SCAM NUMBER ALSO.

  10. NB

    Received a call from following number +257 72 33 51 04 at 10:10 and then the following number +257 72 33 00 52 at 10:45 … I didn’t answer and definitely won’t call them back, very annoying!

  11. Mike Mann

    got calls from these numbers
    257 72 33 00 52—- 1104am
    257 72 33 05 80- 1045am
    257 72 33 51 04—-100am
    no message was left as they hung up after 3-4 rings
    i am in area code 613 in canada

  12. Anonymous

    Just got call four times within an hour from this number:

    +25772335545
    Burundi

    Rings twice then hangs up. Blocked the number.

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