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.