Prime Telephone Number Scam – Beware

I have received notification of a series of suspected scam telephone calls here in Cambridgeshire.
Fortunately, the receiver missed the calls but when they did some research they were clearly from outside of the UK and on the balance of probabilities they were going to be either a divert to a premium rate number or another form of scam in which you would lose some money.
The missed call numbers are as follows:

+381 60 0009116
+224 637817031
+224 633550920

Research on the numbers identify the following countries of origin; Serbia, Guinea, Guyana, Botswana.
However, please remember that with number spoofing, no number listed on a caller identifier can be trusted. No number, number withheld, international number and even local STD codes should be treated with caution. If you don’t recognise the voice of the caller be wary.
Personally, I allow most telephone calls to go into answer machine or I use a feature on my phone that requests the caller to text me. Very rarely does the caller text me.

Many thanks

Mr Nigel Sutton
Fraud and Cyber Security Advisor | Specialist Crime Team
Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Hinchingbrooke Park,
Huntingdon, PE29 6NP

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