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

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]

12 thoughts on “Warning: Getting Calls From a +224 Number? Do Not Answer”

  1. I got missed call from + 224 78 60 09 54 and got miss call couple of times, but didn’t answer as I know these scams and also these 11 digits international number. just reporting this number to make sure, if anybody gets a call from this number, an alarm can be raised.

  2. I got a call from no. +22478601170 & +22478601908, One time I Missed this call and I have attendent this call once. Please reply me was that risky and what can do to prevent this?

  3. I have got some calls from –
    +224-78601170 – night 11pm
    +224-78601196 – morning 6 am.
    Please donot attend the calls from these as they are really spam from Guinea south Africa. They deduct 50 Inr. + Data from your android phone.
    I live in delhi.

  4. i got call from +224 7860 1290. today now. but by mistake it got received. so is there any prb? after searching in google, this code belongs to guiena south africa. i have no any relative there. what to do now . plz tell , if there is any prb. and whoom should i inform abt this number. plz tell me , if anyone know.

  5. Toady I got a call in the morning. When I made a call, my balance deducted and I heard some nonsense stuff over the phone. The lady is discussing some vulgar things with a guy. Don’t know what is it all about but don’t attend or call back to this kind of number. The number is +224 78 60 11 70

  6. Yesterday and today I got missed call from +22478902120 same issue how to report and a home to report on this

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