Wangiri calls continue to target Aussie mobile users

Опубликованно 05.06.2018 18:48

Wangiri calls continue to target Aussie mobile users

A number of Australians have taken to social media recently, curious about the calls of the distant of the earth. Although it may be tempting you should probably not reply, and certainly do not call back, because it\'s going to end up costing you.

Oooh! Missed call from the central african Republic - wonder what it could be?— Hel in a handbasket (@Helodare) May 27, 2018

It is very likely that those calls from the central african Republic are something that is known as a "wangiri scam" after a Japanese word that translates loosely to "one ring and cut".

Phone calls are essentially prank his phone with the hope that you will call back, at which point you may be unconsciously accumulating a bill.

This type of scam has become increasingly common with the calls from places such as Cuba and the Seychelles targeting mobile customers in Australia in the last few months.

Speaking to the ABC earlier this year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission\'s deputy chair, Delia Rickard, is recommended to ignore the calls of the country codes that are not recognized.

"What typically happens is that the scammer asks for only a ring, then cut off the yarn leaving a missed call on the phone of the victim," he said.

"The victim calls the number back and they could be put on hold, playing music, or they could try and chat."

The goal is to keep you on the phone for as long as possible. The scammers often call the premium lines similar to those used by hotlines psychic or sex lines that you can end up paying a small fortune.

But Wangiri calls are different, and Ms Rickard said with scams like these, the perpetrators can find a way to get a little bit of money that is charged for calling the premium line.

According to the COMMISSION\'s ScamWatch, Australians have lost more than $48,000 to a service premium of scam calls in the past year.

So if you see this flash in your phone, proceed with caution.

Probably not to their peers.

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