Posted by: David Harley | February 10, 2014

Wangiri: how a missed call might prove expensive

Missed a phone call? The Better Business Bureau says answering international telephone fraud calls looking like US calls might cost you more than you think. (But not every alert is accurate, as Snopes tells us.)

Yet another scam story posted on ESET’s WeLiveSecurity site: Wangiri Telephone Fraud – One Ring to Scam Them All.

Hopefully, it will be the last one I post for a while. Not that scams aren’t an ongoing problem, and I guess I find them interesting, but I’d quite like to write about something else occasionally. 🙂 Still, at least it’s not yet another tech support scam post. Though I suppose there’ll be another of those along in a minute.

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World

ESET Senior Research Fellow

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