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Phone users urged to be aware of international premium call back scam




Hundreds of people across Ireland have taken to social media to voice their concern about mysterious calls they received today.

Numbers with a prefix of +231, +269, +212 and +1 (Canada, not America) have been calling random people in an effort to get people to call them back using a callback service that charges at a premium rate and can will charge your phone bill or credit at an enormous rate.

One of the Liberal’s own female journalists received a call from Chad earlier this afternoon.

The numbers to avoid are:
+1 (Unless you know the person calling you from America or Canada)
+225 Ivory Coast
+212 Morocco
+233 Ghana
+235 Chad
+269 Comoros

People are strongly advised to NOT answer these numbers, share the information with their friends and family and block the numbers if possible.

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