The Civil Guard has warned through the social network Twitter of the reappearance of an old scam.
Known as the ‘lost call scam’ , the trick is that the user receives a call from a single tone of a phone that begins with a foreign prefix.
In particular it usually begins with the numbers 355 (prefix of Albania), 225 (of Ivory Coast), 233 (of Ghana) and 234 (Nigeria).
To avoid scares, the Civil Guard recommends never returning the call to those prefixes, unless the number is someone you know, logically.
El timo de la llamada perdida vuelve a la carga y suele usar estos prefijos:
225 👉Costa de Marfil
No devuelvas la llamada a esos prefijos (a menos que sea de alguien a quien conoces, claro😁)
— Guardia Civil (@guardiacivil) November 28, 2017
What can happen if you return the call? They will charge you a special (expensive) rate, from which the scammer will take a part.
Although the Civil Guard has recently warned of this scam, the truth is that it is a recurrent scam , which ‘resurrects’ every so often.