Friday 9 January 2015

Another phone scam strikes

This one was just plain weird. I get a phone call, miss it and find a voice message that is just beeping. Okay, thinks I, maybe they got cut off. My phone doesn't have the best reception so this has happened. So I call the number and what followed was just bizarre...

The phone rings but the rings are slower than usual, then it connects and a synthesised voice slowly talks to me in what sounded like Gujarati and then the phone just disconnects and informs me the call cost me £1.20.

I'm not even sure how to react to this its just so damn strange. The other criminal, the one trying to get my bank details I understand but I'm really not sure what's even going on here. I'm only assuming this is a scam because that's as close to a logical explanation as exists. 


theikmarket said...

This sounds like one of those one-ring phone scams reported to What the scammer does is call and let the phone ring just long enough to generate a missed call. If the victim gets curious and calls back, he gets a voice prompt instructing him to call extension lines. But the truth is, it's a tactic employed by the scammer to get the victim make an international call and get charged enormously for it.

James Ashelford said...

Thanks for the heads up, I checked the call log and you're right, it did have a non-British code at the front. Cheers.