If you see missed calls on your mobile from numbers with these prefixes, don’t return them: it’s a scam.
Every day there are more criminals who try to scam us using our mobile device and in recent times the so-called missed call scam. This type of scam consists of criminals they leave you a missed call for you to return it and if you do you are calling a paid number in which the price per minute is very high and all this special rate that they charge you goes straight into the pocket of scammers.
For this reason and to prevent you from being a victim of this scam, today we come to discover The 5 telephone prefixes with which you should be careful. Our recommendation in this regard is that you never take a call from a number with these prefixes if you are not sure you know the person on the other end of the line.
What phone numbers are dangerous?
The missed call scam only works when you receive a call from a foreign numbersince, if it is a Spanish number, even if you return it, your telephone operator will not charge you anything, because practically all mobile rates have unlimited calls.
In this way, the telephone numbers that you should be wary of are all those that have a prefix outside of Spain and as obviously neither you nor me we know by heart the prefixes of all the provinces of Spainthe most sensible thing to do is to consult this complete list that we have prepared with all the prefixes of Spain.
In addition to these calls from foreign numbers, you can also receive calls from Spanish numbers that, although they are not going to scam you, they are going to try to buy certain services from telephone and electric companies, mainly. So that you can quickly identify them, we have also compiled all the suspicious SPAM numbers in Spain in this complete guide.
In any case, if you want to avoid SPAM calls on your mobile numbers, we recommend that you sign up for the Robinson list to avoid being called.
These are the telephone prefixes that leave missed calls to scam you
Once you know which phone numbers are dangerous, we are going to detail The six telephone prefixes that you should avoid at all costssince all they want is for you to call them back so they can keep your money.
Do you know the missed call scam?
Do not return 📞 lost from these prefixes
– Civil Guard 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) July 28, 2017
These are The 6 fraudulent telephone prefixes and their origin:
- 212: Morocco
- 225: Ivory Coast
- 233: Ghana
- 234: Nigerian
- 355: Albanian
- 387: Bosnia-Herzegovina
How to identify fraudulent prefixes
In addition to making sure you don’t return any calls from a number with these prefixes, the easiest way to identify fraudulent prefixes is to activate on your Android mobile Caller ID service and spam protection. To do this, you just have to follow a few simple steps:
- Open the Phone app on your Android mobile
- Click on the three vertical dots button located in the upper right corner
- Enter the section Settings
- Click on the option Caller ID and spam
- Click on the switches that appear to the right of the three available options:
- View caller ID and spam
- Filter spam calls
- verified calls
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