It started in Canada earlier this year. Now it entered Europe and other continents. One ring scam brings a new concern to many phone users around the world. Basically, you will get one ring “missed call” from a random number. It can be a number in your country or from outside your country. Many who have relatives abroad may think of it as an important call and try to call back or at least give back a missed call. When you call and the connection is established it will direct you to a particular international call which can cost you up to 400 USD per minute which is over 30000 Bangladeshi taka per minute! Now, those who are using a prepaid SIM card with little balance they don’t need to worry much. But those with a postpaid SIM Card (e.g. from your office) may become senseless after seeing the bill at the end of the month.
So, our recommendation is:
- Never call back if you get one ring “missed call” from an unknown number.
- Do not use a post-paid SIM card.
- Tell your friends to send an SMS or write something in messenger with their name when they take a new number.
- Share this information with people you know.
You can get this scam missed call up to ten times a week. No, we don’t know how to stop it. Some advanced operators will block the connection automatically for security reason by knowing that it will cost a lot of money. But we don’t know if your operator is the smart one.