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Mobile missed call scam

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Hi all,

 

Thought this may interest the Community. Seems there is a mobile phone scam going around to trick you into calling back an unusual number which then charges at high rates.

 

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/whatever-you-do-dont-call-this-number-back/news-story/...

 

the ‘call-back scam’ involved an extremely short call at times of great inconvenience, giving little or no opportunity to answer the phone.

When the receiver of the missed call dials back, they start to be stung with international premium call rates as the scammers have set up a toll number.

 

This actually happened to me on Tuesday so I thought I'd share.

 

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