Warning: telephone fraud scheme - do not reply to missed calls

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Warning: telephone fraud scheme - do not reply to missed calls

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:37 pm

TRC directs operators to warn customers of scam
The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia yesterday asked all mobile operators in the country to warn its customers of a fraud scheme caught by multiple government agencies.

In a letter issued by TRC chairman Moa Chakrya, the regulator said customers have been receiving missed phone calls from countries like Afghanistan, Tanzania, Serbia, Lativa and others, in a scheme which collects money if the customer returns the call.
According to anti-human trafficking police, customers returning the phone calls were losing between $15 and $30.
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40084/ ... s-of-scam/
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Re: Warning: telephone fraud scheme - do not reply to missed calls

Post by epidemiks » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:57 pm

I use to get regular missed calls from various pacific islands. No ring, just a blip and into the missed call log. Assumed it was a premium number scam. I barely return my family's calls, why would I call a unknown overseas number?
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Re: Warning: telephone fraud scheme - do not reply to missed calls

Post by Nick&Bun » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:31 am

That explains the missed call from Tonga I got 3 days ago, thanks for the headsup. :thumb:
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Re: Warning: telephone fraud scheme - do not reply to missed calls

Post by kiwiincambodia » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:42 am

I received a missed call from PNG late last week. Rang two or three times and then that was it.

Lucky I missed the call as I am job hunting now and would have answered it.
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Re: Warning: telephone fraud scheme - do not reply to missed calls

Post by Popeye » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:45 pm

On July the 6 th and today as well, I have received a call from a " Private Number " that's what it says on the screen . Did not answer this, just ignored it. So what would that be ?
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Re: Warning: telephone fraud scheme - do not reply to missed calls

Post by mcam » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:09 pm

I've never answered calls from outside countries. Always smells fishy
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