Roughly 10:00 am this morning I got a phone call from a Polish area code (+48 61 423 66 43 Poznan), the phone rang only once then hang up. I tried calling back the number, but it turned out to be a scam. Luckily for me, the return call did not go through so I did not loose any phone credit.
Below is a press release from Flow which sheds more information on this scam. As always please be on the alert.
Flow is aware of the latest phone scam which is targeting telecommunications customers in Jamaica. These calls are typically identified by a single ring which prompts a return call from the unsuspecting customer and results in high charges or usage of credit.
We encourage all customers to be vigilant and treat calls from unfamiliar country codes with due suspicion. If you accept a call from an unfamiliar area code, and are unsure, end the call quickly without sharing your personal details or following any instructions that you might receive.
Flow treats these matters as a priority. We have already activated our Fraud Team and are monitoring and will be blocking those numbers which are found to be involved in this scam.
We will also work with the relevant authorities and continue, as always, to alert our customers to these scams and the necessary measures to protect themselves.
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