Don’t call back: Warning of scam involving missed international calls

POLICE are warning consumers about scams involving overseas missed calls.

In these scams, someone will call you and let it ring once then hang up without leaving a message, so a missed call will appear on your phone from an international number.

If you call the number back, you may be put on hold, hear music playing or the scammer could try and chat with you.

The scammer’s objective is to keep you on the line for as long as possible, as your call will be charged at a premium rate.

  • If you receive an unexpected missed call from an international number you don’t recognise, ignore it.
  • If you are receiving repeated missed calls, block the number.​