TSTT is advising its customers not to return missed calls from foreign numbers, especially ones with the +252 (Somalia) country code.
It said the scam was one where numbers were randomly dialled from an automated system. But, it noted that these scams do not typically entail hacking of customers’ phones.
In a release on Saturday, TSTT said, “The Company is aware of an influx of ‘one ring’ telephone calls originating from the +252 (Somalia) country code.
“This activity appears to be part of a premium rate scam intended to prey on unsuspecting recipients who return these calls and stay on the line for an extended period.
“Customers are encouraged not to return these calls since they may result in significant charges.”
Social media was replete with information about missed calls from +252 country code with messages being sent out warning people not to answer or return these calls.