Lesotho Scam Calls From Area Code 266 - One-Ring or Missed Call

Lesotho Scam Calls From Area Code 266 - One-Ring or Missed Call

It appears scammers are making One-Ring or Missed Call scam calls from Lesotho 266 area code telephone numbers, ringing their potential victims' phones once, and then hanging up. One such telephone number is +266 611 096 55. One-Ring or Missed Scam call is a telephone scam where criminals trick potential victims 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' telephone service provider.

The danger of these scams is not receiving the phone calls, but calling back the premium-rate telephone numbers. Most of the calls reported so far came from this telephone number: +266 611 096 55.

How the One-Ring or Missed Scam Works?

Potential victims receive a missed call on their phones. If they call 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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  • January 11, 2023 at 2:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Rümlang, Zurich, Switzerland

    Same here..

    266 68849298 Keeps calling

  • January 10, 2023 at 9:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Mladost, Sofia, Bulgaria

    I’m from Bulgaria and trust me I don’t know no one from Lesotho, but this number 266 57102030 keep giving me missed calls.

  • January 8, 2023 at 10:07 AM by an anonymous user from: Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    ‪ 266 6039 4375‬

    ‪ 266 6227 9146‬

  • January 2, 2023 at 4:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Zug, Steinhausen, Canton of Zug, Switzerland

    26622285282 and 26628855285 multiple missed calls and immediate hang ups after trying to book an AirBnB in SA

  • December 24, 2022 at 1:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Wallisellen, Zurich, Switzerland

    26628315084

    This one called me a week or so ago

  • December 15, 2022 at 3:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Kreis 3, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    I have received three calls in a few days, all with the 266 code, always different numbers

  • December 11, 2022 at 7:41 AM by an anonymous user from: Kreis 3, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    The numbers with the 266 code are all over the place.

  • November 19, 2022 at 9:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Heerdt, Dusseldorf, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Same goes for 266 24300751

  • November 19, 2022 at 9:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Heerdt, Dusseldorf, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    26613560764 is also a scam

  • November 11, 2022 at 3:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

    Scammers:

    26621760218

  • August 26, 2022 at 5:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Gaborone, Gaborone, Botswana

    Just got a call now, and decided to Google. Scam indeed. 266 5321 9397

  • August 15, 2022 at 5:41 AM by an anonymous user from: Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I keep getting these calls from lesotho it’s obviously a scam people don’t call them back! i’m

    sick of them ringing me I keep blocking the number but they keep calling with a new number absolute lowlife scums

  • August 15, 2022 at 3:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I instantly block every single Lesotho or random country’s number that calls me. Hopefully in attempt to slow down the amount I receive calls

  • July 18, 2022 at 6:25 AM by an anonymous user from: City, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    266…….. 5- 10 calls per day,pain in the #*%.

    Called my service provider spent 15 min or so doing things online to block scam and spam, Yep you guessed it ..! No sooner I got off the phone ring ring guess who? 266 and still getting them. And at the oldest time of day and night…🤬

  • June 3, 2022 at 6:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Evere, Brussels, Belgium

    I’ve also been receiving a lot of calls from Lesotho lately and it rings once. I remember picking up and joined talked. They use different numbers anytime they call and I try as much as possible to block each and everyone of them.

    • June 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Evere, Brussels, Belgium

      That is the numbers of scamers 26622702080, 26622702081, 26622312315, 26627008276, 26628912578, 26628737383, 26622242219 ..😡

    • June 14, 2022 at 5:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Evere, Brussels, Belgium

      Yes I have the same problem from 10 days,every time a difrent numbers from Lesoto.I make a stake to call them back one time,and now they didnt stop.That is a very big stres and panic...😩

  • May 17, 2022 at 9:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Newlands, Gauteng, South Africa

    I received a call from 26658604660 through Whattsup could this be a scam call?

    • August 24, 2022 at 9:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

      YES.

      Don't answer.

  • April 11, 2022 at 7:51 PM by an anonymous user from: Rabat, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco

    I got call from this number 26622321983

  • March 2, 2022 at 6:14 AM by an anonymous user from: ???, ???, United Arab Emirates

    be careful. I had heard they can get your banking information from your SIM card. just keep blocking the numbers

  • February 15, 2022 at 1:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Mena Jabal Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Scammer alert!

    266 59237823

    266 60315161

  • February 9, 2022 at 2:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Noordwijk, Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium

    Scammers keep calling: 266 283500790

  • January 16, 2022 at 1:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Antwerp, Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

    What happens if I am fast enough to answer the call and pick up?

    So I don't ring back but answer the call.

    thanks,

    • August 24, 2022 at 9:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

      Ones you answer thats it. You will endup receiving miss calls day & night. You will regret.

  • January 8, 2022 at 11:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Noordwijk, Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium

    Another scammer 266 286 790790

  • January 7, 2022 at 1:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Noordwijk, Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium

    266 222372810

    This is another scammer number

  • December 15, 2021 at 5:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    I am getting repeated one-ring calls from Lesotho from different numbers. Several calls from different numbers! I wonder why telephone service providers allow such scamsters? Today's numbers are:

    266 61167000

    266 61167001

    266 22322943

    266 61383015

    266 69861007

    266 69861006

    266 69861005

    266 69861004

    266 69861003

    266 69861001

  • October 20, 2021 at 3:44 PM by an anonymous user from: Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

    I’ve received multiple calls like this over the past week. From the following numbers:

    266 28396413

    266 28358323

    266 28320317

    266 21159331

    266 63720843

    266 63720108

    266 63720294

    • November 25, 2021 at 12:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Canary Wharf, London, England, United Kingdom

      Another major issue is that the calls from numbers starting 266 are somehow used to activate (call and text on other devices) on Android phones and hackers can remotely access your phone afterwards, I guess this is a 0-click attack!

  • October 20, 2021 at 12:41 PM by an anonymous user from: Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    I receive about 10 calls a day from 0628331655 and 0628392511. Also one ring and then the phone stop ringing. If you block the number they just call from another 06283 number. I will go to a police station in South Africa to report it.

  • October 20, 2021 at 7:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Parow Golf Course, Western Cape, South Africa

    Here are the scammers numbers, one ring, now I have blocked them:

    266 2831 1993, 266 2837 2749, 266 6372 0257, 266 6272 0666.

  • October 17, 2021 at 9:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    Did phone mailed sms? The Vodacom lady said they cannot do any thing

  • October 13, 2021 at 8:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Mena Jabal Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    26660399496, I got call

  • October 13, 2021 at 8:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Mena Jabal Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    26660399496, I got call

  • September 17, 2021 at 1:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Eti Osa, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

    266-506632788 - They’ve been giving me missed calls for weeks

  • September 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    26660353866 they are sacamer

  • September 9, 2021 at 9:52 PM by an anonymous user from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Received many calls from

    266 68693082

    266 62041434

    Beware of any calls from numbers beginning with 266

  • August 25, 2021 at 9:18 AM by an anonymous user from: North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Received one of these one ring 266 number calls from Lesotho, here @ 11.15pm (AEST) in southern Tasmania (Australia) on Wednesday evening 25th August 2021; their number shows as: 26664966457 I have blocked the number!

  • August 23, 2021 at 7:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Received a one ring call from 266 number just now post code 3030

  • August 10, 2021 at 1:14 AM by an anonymous user from: Mena Jabal Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    26628554134735 is another scammer's number... Beware

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Lesotho Scam Calls From Area Code 266 - One-Ring or Missed Call