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MP: Cops sound alert on phishing calls from Afghan numbers

bhopal Updated: Oct 13, 2016 11:20 IST

HT Correspondent, Bhopal
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Madhya Pradesh Police have sounded a statewide alert about mystery phone calls from an Afghanistan number, which will eat into the call receiver’s cellphone number’s account balance.

Anti-terrorism squad inspector general Sanjiv Shami said the mystery call from the number 093729864241 is troubling prominent people in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and other states over the last few days.

The number, which is flashed on the Truecaller app as ‘Terroristor’, is being displayed as a phone number from Afghanistan on other application softwares. The number is being used to make phishing calls through some proxy server. It’s a kind of collect call which is being made by the mystery caller to eat into the call receiver’s phone account balance, Shami said.

Missed calls from the number, not attending the call even after the call incoming call is completed or receiving it will see your phone account balance shrink considerably, the IG ATS said.

While sounding the alert, the IG ATS has exhorted the people to immediately disconnect the incoming call from the number and not attend it at any cost.

In Madhya Pradesh the phishing or collect call has been reported by several people, including prominent politicians, administrative and police officials as well as journalists over the last three days.