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Wangiri Scam: One-Ring or Missed Premium Call Back Fraud

Wangiri is a Japanese word meaning "one ring and cut". It's a telephone scam where criminals trick you into calling premium-rate numbers. The money collected via the premium pay-per-minute services will be paid over to the scammers unless the scam is detected and shut down by the callers' service providers. The danger of these scams is not receiving the phone calls, but calling back the phone numbers.

Wangiri Scam  One-Ring or Missed Premium Call Back Fraud
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How the Wangiri Scam Works

A person finds a missed call on their phone. If the person calls the number back they will be re-routed to a premium rate number overseas and will be subsequently charged for the expensive call.

What to Look Out for?

The call takes place at night or during working hours, which reduce the chances for the recipients to answer call.

The caller's telephone number displays an unusual international country code

Call only rings once

What Can You Do?

If you have a missd call from an unknown number, don't call back. If you receive serveral such calls, report it to you phone service provider.

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Wangiri Scam: One-Ring or Missed Premium Call Back Fraud