Strange overseas incoming call on bmobile phone weird overseas call
Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:55 AM
A few months after I signed our corporate contract, most of the numbers on our plan received calls from unknown numbers asking us to take surveys (this happened again and again for a few months), after complaining to our DIGICEL contact and not co-operating with the telemarketers they just stopped.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:24 PM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:36 PM
I got that same call a few months ago, +234 is the number that called me not +243. I using bmobile though, have no idea how they got my number either. What do we have in common? I'm thinking we posted our numbers on some online forum at some time or the other or it's on the web somewhere and spammers got it?
The number that called me was +234 706 473 7027.
At the very the number that called me has "+234 706" in common with the number that called jpf. The phone only rang twice and stopped before I could answer it. I didn't pay any attention to it at the time but I'm glad I saved the number now that I see I wasn't the only one getting called from that strange number.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:16 PM
The call is terminated by the calling party before the customer answers. The customer returns the call or SMS and is engaged in discussion in order to participate in some type of lottery promotion.
They are then informed that in order to receive their prize they need to pay a service fee and in some cases also provide their account details.
These scams are designed to cheat victims into parting with their money. Generally, the scam requires the victim to make
up-front payments to facilitate the transfer of the promised prize to the victim.
To lend credence to their claims, the fraudsters may provide the victims with login PINs and website addresses,
or phone numbers purportedly belonging to overseas audit or law firms.
These lottery winnings do not exist. They bear the hallmarks of what are
commonly known as ' Lottery Scams' that are designed to dupe victims into parting
with their money. Having deceived the victims into believing that they had won the
lottery, the fraudsters often convince the victims into making up-front payments,
purportedly as tax or other forms of payments to administer the release of the 'prize
The Risk and Network Fraud Section of TSTT wishes to advise customers to be wary, as such scams often take different forms and the fraudsters change tactics regularly.
The public should:
Not reply to such SMS and Calls.
Ignore notifications of a win in a foreign lottery, especially when there is no purchase of gift of a lottery ticket;
In response to such phone calls, we urgently warn you not to disclose any personal data, particularly details of your account and identity.