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.

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

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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  • 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

  • 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