Scammers use auto-dialers or computer phone software to call thousands of numbers and hang up after one ring. The reason for hanging up after one ring is to allow a missed call message to pop up on the recipients' phones. Once the recipients see the missed call message, they will call back the phone number because that is what people do when they receive a missed call message.
Now, once recipients call back the phone numbers, they will hear a voice recording that asks them to hold, but while holding, the recipients are actually being charged for the international call and for a premium per-minute service, which they know nothing about until it shows up on their phone bills.
The Telephone Numbers the Missed or One-Ring Calls are Coming From
Some people have reported receiving text messages or SMS asking them to call the same numbers. If you have received the same calls from telephone numbers not listed in this article, please leave them in the comment section below.
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You may also receive Missed or One-ring scam calls from the following telephone numbers: