The One Ring Scam returns as Pakistani mobile customers once again become targets of the attack.
This is to be noted that the One-Ring scam is similar to the recent WhatsApp security which allowed an infected phonecall to hack one’s phone and even their OS.
The One Ring scam is similar, an unknown number, mostly from an international number calls an individual and the call ends just after one ring, hence the name. When the person calls back then become targets of a scam.
The individual who calls back is charged a fee as the number is situated outside of the country, for every minute the person entertains the call, they will be heavily charged with a ridiculous amount.
Moreover, it copies your contacts and starts calling them as well. If you are getting calls from such numbers that means someone from your contact list became a victim of it.
Furthermore, certain callers ask you to dial #90 or #09 from your mobile. This is yet another trick used to access the user’s SIM card and make calls at the card owner’s expense.
The user can be charged with criminal activities if any are found being conducted through the SIM card.
These numbers come from a number of international countries including the United States, Serbia, Tanzania, Belraus, Lativa, and other countries.
- +375 code is for Belarus
- +371 code is for Lativa
- +381 Serbia
- +563 Valparaiso
- +370 Vilnius
- +255 Tanzania
A WhatsApp message has also been circulated to warn Pakistanis from calling back or accepting the calls made from numbers with the given country codes.
How to Keep Safe from the One Ring Scam
It is very simple to keep yourself safe from this scam:
- Do not answer calls from foreign numbers that are unknown to you
- Do not call back to missed calls from international numbers starting with the codes mentioned above
- Spread the message so that others can be aware of this scam
Have you become a victim of the One Ring Scam?
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