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Wangiri Missed Call Phone Scam Warning in Iran

Iran’s ICT Ministry has issued a warning against a form of phone fraud attack, Wangiri. Authorities have called on mobile phone users to not answer or dial back calls from unknown international or unusual numbers
Wangiri Missed Call Phone Scam Warning in IranWangiri Missed Call Phone Scam Warning in Iran
Users receive a call that cuts off just as the phone rings, leaving a ‘missed call’ notification from an international or unusual number on their display

In recent weeks mobile phone users in Iran have reported on social media platforms like Twitter that they are receiving unidentified calls from Slovenia, Liberia, Mauritania, Tonga, Vanuatu or Morocco, with the caller not giving them time to answer the phone. The ICT Ministry has issued a warning about answering such calls, branding them as a form of phone fraud.
ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi in a chain of Tweets warned users against answering such calls. He released a video clip in Persian on his account describing how the scam works.
 

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