7 Dec, 2017 @ 14:43
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WARNING: ‘Missed call’ phone scam sweeping across Malaga and Spain


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.


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).”


Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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