[Cellular ISD Awareness Campaign – By IDEA!]
Cellular Scam – Be cautious when calling / dialing an unfamiliar telephone number — it could be a costly international telephone call. Consumers nationwide are being lured into calling international telephone numbers through missed calls. You could end up with a hefty phone bill if you call such international telephone numbers.
Every country has its own ISD code, for example the ISD code for India is +91, to make a call within India, the number +91 has to dialed followed by the area code (not for mobile calls) & finally the recipient’s telephone number. Any number that does not begin with +91 is an international call… Now that’s an easy & effective way to stay away from dialing out unsolicited ISD calls.
If you are receiving any missed call from ISD number starting from +92, +8818, +236, +960, +932 etc, then do NOT call back nor send any message back to this number unless these are familiar / known telephone number, Calling back these unfamiliar numbers can cost heavily.
This form of scam is continuously increasing day to day & we all must be alert of this trap. …So be careful…
I’ve received a ‘missed’ call from a Pakisthani number (+92), in fact I do not know anyone from there. This email was very useful, I didn’t call back on that number, else I would have been looted 😛
PS: This email was forwarded by IDEA representative, so I believe it can be trusted. And I do not own the Image used in this post, taken randomly over Web.