Warning: Getting Calls From a +224 Number? Do Not Answer

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There seems to some kind of ‘scam’ going on with a certain call on your mobile, which when answered deducts Rs.45/minute(~$1) from your talktime balance. The said calls are reported from the following numbers +22455104323 and +22455104324. There have been total 3 reported cases so far of the call, 2 of which resulted in talktime deduction and the third was not answered. Though #missedcallscam was trending in Twitter Mumbai today but it was the same tweet getting RTed, so not much of a chaos.

The number which might look like a Mumbai number on the first look, given the 022 STD code, actually is an 11 digit international number and resonates with the African country Guinea that has calling code of +224 and the country follows a 8 digit standard phone number.

At this moment there is no certainty as to what this number is and if this is true or rumor. In case you get a call and you have no relatives in that little African country, avoid answering it.

A random search revealed some forum discussing this number for past couple of months but no case of balance deduction was reported.

[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He writes at The Inspire Blog]

Comments

  1. Anumakonda Jagadeesh

    I received a call from +224 78400004 which I missed. When I called back some strange voice was heard and within seconds Rs. 40 was deducted on my BSNL Mobile Number. Beware. You could be next!

  2. Rajiv Kaushal

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  3. Sam Abd

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  4. Selvam Km

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  5. Ahmed Aly

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  8. Milan Toma

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    1. shreenivas.rt

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  9. Reshmi Mazumdar

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  10. Sarah Hiew

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  11. Edbert Ancheta

    me too.Today I received a missed call from this # +224 70040006.. I track the country code and this code is from Reublic of Guinea at west Africa. So if you don't have any relatives there, don't answer a call from them. It is a scam call..

  12. Stuart Cecil

    +224 70500003. First call last night on my Qatar work mobile. second call today on my Qatar personal mobile. Both my phones are Qtel.

    Just pi$$ed off that no matter how I try and protect my phone numbers, and neither these numbers are very old, they fall into the hands of scammers………or financial advisors. I'm readying myself for morning, noon and night nuisance calls…..

  13. Nadz MarSal

    Same here fellas, got a missed calls recently from these codes/ numbers. Good thing I bothered to research on this first before falling into devil's trap. Be warned everyone.

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  17. Selvaraj Anthonysamy

    Selvaraj Anthonysamy, DOHA-QATAR.

    I have also received two calls from the same ISD code. One was from +22470500003 on 19th Jul
    and another one was from +224706006623 on24th Jul. As the calls were early in the morning, I could not attend.

  18. Hadi Zr

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  20. Bahar Vkj

    I got a miss call today 03 Aug 2013 from – +22478111191.

  21. Anonymous

    I too received a call this morning from 224 70200010, which looking at the country code (Guinea), I didn't answer. Some mala fide intention behind all these calls.

  22. Anonymous

    I also got miss call from this number.to clarify I got a call for this number +224 70200017.there was a girl and she try to make a conversation.after 2 3 minutes my credit finished.

  23. Momochi Zabuza

    ive got a missed call from +224 70014651 I tried to call back but no one is answering. then ive got a message from my network operator that 17minutes of my intl talk time balance has been deducted to my account.

  24. Naila Abu El Ela

    I received a call from this number +22470800547 and I didn't answer , thnks a lot for warning

  25. Jenskie Infante

    I also received a missed call fr the same no who miss called you,,it's already twice,yesterday and today

  26. Noor Azian Fakurazi

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  27. ???? ???????

    I am receiving many missed calls from +22470000430 and I didn't answer the calls. I tried to answer 1 time it was like nobody talking.

  28. Pweedy Princezz Pearl

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    :-(

  29. Amieibibama Wilcox

    Wow…very funni jst recieved one +224 78 00 05 16, was slpin. Tried callin back they told me insufficent crdt…I resorted to checkin the code nd I got dis.

  30. Mass Shiara Usuf

    That's the number for me too! Crazy fools. Some foreign recording was on.

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  35. Hamudi Mohamed

    I had a missed call from a strange number….I searched the thing out I got here……but it's from a different number than the two mentioned above….+224 78 50 05 33
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  36. Sandy George

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  37. Kehinde A Adeoya

    I picked a call from this number +2392204642 and it deducted a big sum from my credit, so when I got a call from this number: +22478111322, I did not pick it. Thanks for this information.

  38. Aishel Zel Raliuga Issap

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  40. Sajida Sultana

    I also got two missed calls from +224 78601908 rather calling back on this no. I thought to look for the country code on Google and found this article thankfully I didn’t answer the call nor called back

  41. Shiv

    I received a missed call from +224 78111310 and when I called back, there was no ring tone, the call connected immediately with another call discussing about some filthy discussion in Hindi. Disconnected immediately and saw that Rs. 45 was deducted from my balance!!!!!

  42. Ganesh Patwal

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  43. akhil

    dont call it as a fake call dear friends +224 is international dialling code for guinea and charges for calling africa from india is 45 rupees thats why amount is being deducted from your bal grop up you bunch of idiots

  44. Preeti yadav

    I too got 4 missed calls from this no.- +22478601908 at 4 in the morning.
    But I was sleeping so didn’t answered it. Thought to call it back but found this article. Thanks a lot.

  45. Abhi

    How in this world would incoming call deduct your balance? (Agreed that in case of cheats like Airtel or Reliance they can deduct for anything even when receiving local calls) but otherwise (in India and other countries where incoming is free) there is no way you are being scammed by incoming calls. They however just give a miss call so ppl who dial back get charged heavily. Don’t be idiotic.

  46. sachin

    +224 got call frm this number, African country code.
    please do not answer.

  47. duke arora

    I regularly receive call from difrrent numbers starting from +224 and when answered no one speak .

  48. Osama

    I am in UAE , Injust received a call from +224 78192439 , I did not answer , please be aware…….

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