Wangiri calls continue, the opponent Aussie mobile users

Опубликованно 03.06.2018 07:48

Wangiri calls continue, the opponent Aussie mobile users

A number of Aussies have taken to social media recently, curious about the calls from the far away land. Although it may be tempting, you should not likely to answer, and certainly not call back, because it will end up costing you.

Oooh! Call in the absence of the Central African Republic - wonder what that could be?— Hel in a handbasket (@Helodare) may 27, 2018

It is very likely that such calls come from the Central African Republic are something known as the "wangiri Scam:" after a Japanese word that translates loosely to "the one ring and cut".

The calls are essentially coating your cell phone in the hope that you call again at the point that you might be unknowingly racking up a bill

This type of fraud is common with calls from places like Cuba and the Seychelles-targeting-mobile customers in Australia in the last few months.become increasingly

To ignore the ABC earlier this year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy chair, Delia Rickard, recommended calls by country codes that you do not recognize.

"What usually happens is the calls of the scammers, only a ring, then the line cuts left, on a missed call on the victim\'s phone," she said.

"Then the victim is back calls the number and you could be put on hold, play music, or you could try and chat."

The goal is to get you on the phone for as long as possible. The scammers often call, on premium lines, similar to those of psychic hotlines or sex lines, which can end up costing you a small fortune.

But Wangiri calls are different, and Ms Rickard said with scams like this, the perpetrators can find a way to get some of the money charged for the call to the premium line.

According to the ACCC ScamWatch is lost to the Australians more than $48,000 premium service scam calls in the past year.

So, if you flash on your phone, go with caution.

Probably not your friends.

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