Um.

This morning.

Anomanomanom writes:

Phone call from a small African island country. Anyone else had this, its clearly a phone scam.

Anyone?

Comoros?

55 thoughts on “Seems Legit

  1. Pip

    Got one last night from Chad.
    That’d be Chad the small African country, rather than an amiable American of a certain age.

    1. Gearóid

      Chad is 15 times larger than this island.
      But I take your point about the amiable American. I love that guy.

  2. ZeligIsJaded

    I’v had several over last month or so.

    Liberia, Chad etc.

    Apparently, the issue comes if you call back to see who you missed. Massive charge applies to call

    1. dylad

      Me too, Nambia even!!!
      I have blocked the prefixes- there are some apps for this, Mr. Number is one. I think some android versions support blocking prefixes also. Unless you are Michelle Mulherin, it shouldn’t be a problem.

  3. Funk

    Few calls from Liberia this morning. Becoming more and more common. Only need a tiny % to fall for it to justify the scheme.

  4. Anomanomanom

    I starting to worry if I don’t call it back I miss out on the lottery winnings, from the lottery I didnt know I entered, in the country I had never heard of.

  5. Anomanomanom

    I starting to worry if I don’t call it back I may miss out on the lottery winnings, from the lottery I didnt know I entered, in the country I had never heard of.

  6. rotide

    Yeah, not only have I had a few of these (Guinea was one that stuck out), Somehow I’ve ended up on some bloody list and I get 1 or 2 calls a month from some indian gentlemen in London offering me the financial deal of a lifetime.

  7. Spaghetti Hoop

    I’m in Africa and I’m getting missed calls from a small European island. Oh wait, that’s the bank manager…ahem.

  8. ronan

    I got one from Liberia this morning. Oddly, I am going to Comoros in a couple of weeks – I would’ve rung back thinking it was legit. – thanks for posting.

    1. Bonkers

      Bringing your briefcase full of Irish mobile numbers Ronan? I think we have found the head scammer !

  9. Tarfton Clax

    I have got a few calls from Morocco and Liberia as has my Boss and ther lad who sits beside me in work. All in the last 3 days.

  10. Bertie Blenkinsop

    Just got one as well, ending in 3301.

    We’re a multinational so had I not seen this I’d have usually called it back….

  11. Graeme

    Got the one from Liberia this morning. It’s happened a few times to me over the last few months from random numbers, the mother always berates me for not picking up as it might be work related but I always try explaining to her I doubt someone in Liberia is calling me legitimately.

  12. Harry Molloy

    That’s a lot of people from Broadsheet getting these calls! Could they have gotten access to the whatsapp group?

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop

      I think it was James Richardson who said,
      “you just know the Real Madrid squad have a Whatsapp group that Ronaldo isn’t included in”

    2. Frilly Keane

      dunno about a BS whatsapp group
      but my PayPal account got hacked over the weekend
      5 purchases from the UK to a shipping address in Lithuania

  13. Jesus Wept

    I got a missed call from Morocco or some such.I just called them back.Cost me €20 for the 3 seconds it took me to realise i’d made an error.

  14. Iseult

    Got one 10 days ago or so from Serbia

    Electronic female voice asking me to hold for the financial adviser – I hung up

  15. WittyName

    I’ve had Liberia, Nambia, Serbia, Vanuatu and chad in the last month. I don’t know anyone from those countries, so just ignored.

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop

      “I’ve had Liberia, Nambia, Serbia, Vanuatu”…..

      A little bitta Monica in my life

  16. realPolithicks

    It’s actually that Nigerian prince trying to contact you, he moved to Liberia and is calling himself Chad. I think he has some good news for you so you should probably get back to him.

  17. Yann

    I had 1 from Morocco and 1 from Somalia the last couple of days! I’d rather they used the post that would be great for my stamp collection LOL

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