Wangiri fraud: What happens when you return a missed call from an unusual number?

Thousands of phone users targeted in telephone scam using international numbers

Conor Pope reports on an unusual phone scam whereby people ring back a phone number from a missed call and are charged a lot of money for listening to a recording.

What happens if you return that missed call from Liberia? Or the Comoros, Tunisia or the Coook Islands? Disappointingly, the answer is not a lot, although you will waste a whole lot of cash.

There is no African princess on the end of the line waiting with a suitcase of blood diamonds. And you will not get to speak to a rich businessman waiting to send you a suitcase full of money you can spend on good deeds.

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