The old deception is back again: this time the scammers are trying to extort money by making calls from numbers registered on Ascension Island. After a short signal, they hang up, hoping that we'll call back, filling a gigantic bill. Don't be fooled - we give you the phone numbers you need to watch out for! Watch out for connections from Ascension Island. Don't call back these numbers [LIST OF NUMBERS] fot. Max Pixel Fraud on foreign telephone numbers The fraud that Polish users have faced more than once again returns. Criminals are calling from registered numbers abroad to users, hoping that after a short signal they will call back, filling themselves with gigantic phone bills. This time the matchstick use numbers from Ascension Island. If you get a call from any of them, do not call back: +247562007 +247856003 +247501041 +247501042 +247553130 +247555013 +247555014 +247112062 Users started to warn each other only a few weeks ago, in mid-February, about a fraud attempt involving the above numbers. Be careful, do not call back unknown phone numbers! The Office of Electronic Communications warns that fraudsters from Africa are just waiting for this. And the lack of common sense can cost dear - up to several dozen zlotys per minute of conversation. Recently, there are many such connections in the Śląskie Voivodeship. advertisement It's been happening for several years. Somebody's calling. Before we can answer, he hangs up. The area code 23 is displayed on the cell screen. Maybe Warsaw? What if something important? We call back and ... we pay for the conversation with the answering machine ... PLN 30 per minute. Because someone called not from the capital of Poland, but somewhere from ... Africa. - It is good that I called my daughter to make sure I should call back such a missed call - says Janina from Dąbrowa Górnicza. - She forbade me right away. She said it could be a cheater or a mistake. As an important matter, they will call again. Then she checked where they were calling from. This was the end of the world! UKE receives many reports of strange telephones with unknown numbers and a short signal tone. It's about numbers starting with: +243, +221, 225. Contrary to appearances, there is no connection from Warsaw (having 22 directional) or Płock (24). If we call you back, we will call Senegal (+221), Democratic Republic of the Congo (+243) or Ivory Coast (+225). YOU HAVE TO SEE: A list of area codes that cannot be returned Often, such a missed number appears at night so that we call back when we wake up. Sometimes the connections are deliberately extended to stretch us for more. Sometimes we hear a hang up signal on the handset. It is simulated and if you do not press the red receiver - the connection is ongoing. Before we know it, it may take a long time and, as a consequence, we will have to pay a salty bill. How to guard against similar situations? When we get an unknown and highly suspicious call, first check the area code it comes from. UKE also suggests looking at the list of premium numbers (i.e. audiotels) with an increased fee. It is available on the UKE website. According to specialists, callback can cost us up to PLN 150. What's more, we can hear the hang-up signal in the receiver by calling back. If we do not hang up during this time by pressing the red receiver, the connection will continue and we will pay more for it, because every minute of "conversation" will be counted.
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