GUARDIA Civil are warning mobile phone users of the ‘missed call scam’ affecting Andalucia and Spain.
The scam sees victims receive one-dial calls from Albania, Ghana, Ivory Coast or Nigeria.
When they see the missed call and attempt to ring back, a high surcharge is added to their account which the scammers skim from.
El timo de la llamada perdida vuelve a la carga y suele usar estos prefijos:
225 ????Costa de Marfil
No devuelvas la llamada a esos prefijos (a menos que sea de alguien a quien conoces, claro????)
— Guardia Civil (@guardiacivil) November 28, 2017
Authorities are warning phone users to avoid prefixes 335, 225, 223 and 234.
Guardia Civil warned the scam is occuring more and more frequently, saying: “The scam of the missed call returns to the charge, do not return the call to those prefixes (unless it is from someone you know, of course).”