TSTT wishes to advise customers to resist returning missed calls from unfamiliar foreign numbers.
The Company is aware of an influx of ‘one ring’ telephone calls originating from the +252 (Somalia) country code. This activity appears to be part of a premium rate scam intended to prey on unsuspecting recipients who return these calls and stay on the line for an extended period.
Customers are encouraged not to return these calls since they may result in significant charges.
In scams of this nature, numbers are randomly dialed from an automated system. The Company also advises that these scams do not typically entail hacking of customer’s phones.
As TSTT works to safeguard the interest of its customers, the Company will continue to closely monitor activities associated with this scam and work assiduously to block affiliated numbers.