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

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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
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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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