1. anon(10300249)'s Avatar
    Hello, something very weird and scary thing is going on, I'm almost in shock right now, because thing happened I can't explain.

    In the morning, about at 9 AM, I got call from someone, but he stopped calling very quick, so I didn't pick up. So, it was a missing call technically. I checked it in the history and it showed me country code which was very unusual. I googled it and it told me country code belongs to Ethiopia, which is completely foreign for me and I don't have anyone there (I'm from Europe). Well, I assumed it was a scam attempt and ignored it. Now, things will get even more weird: Few minutes ago, at 12 and something PM, phone started ringing again, but what was unusual about it was the different interface. It looked different than what my phone has when someone calls me and it had ringtone of not Facebook or any other app, but just a regular ringtone when someone is calling you with dial button. I went into calls history to check that call and I didn't see that call there at all! I mean, someone tried to call me, I didn't pick up, but it should be in calls history as a missing call, but it wasn't there. How is this possible? If I were alone, I would think that maybe I'm going crazy and it was a hallucination, but I'm at work and my coworker who is sitting next to me also heard that call, so it definitely wasn't hallucination or my imagination. Is it possible at all, what I just experienced?
    09-04-2020 04:28 AM
  2. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Which phone?
    Which version of android?
    Which carrier?
    09-04-2020 04:35 AM
  3. anon(10300249)'s Avatar
    Xiaomi Redmi S2
    Android version 9 PKQ1.181203.001
    Magticom carrier.

    Another weird thing happened just now:

    I completely lost signal. Couldn't call to anyone, but now it got fixed itself and signal came back. I'm in city and I shouldn't lose the signal.

    I just rebooted my phone and also disabled data Internet, now I'm trying to enable it, but I still don't have Internet. This all looks like an attack.
    09-04-2020 04:55 AM
  4. anon(10300249)'s Avatar
    I figured out what happened. Seems like it's been an attack on us, Magti carrier users. I went on their Facebook page and company posted that since this morning users are getting international calls (mostly from Ethiopia) and it's a scam and not call them back or it will drain our balance (money). They already blocked them, but advised us to not call anyone back if these are unknown numbers from the different countries.
    09-04-2020 06:07 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Glad you figured it out!
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    09-04-2020 01:55 PM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    I figured out what happened. Seems like it's been an attack on us, Magti carrier users. I went on their Facebook page and company posted that since this morning users are getting international calls (mostly from Ethiopia) and it's a scam and not call them back or it will drain our balance (money). They already blocked them, but advised us to not call anyone back if these are unknown numbers from the different countries.
    I'm so glad you figured it out! Phew!
    anon(10300249) likes this.
    09-05-2020 12:43 AM
  7. overcookedcoffle's Avatar
    So does this mean that Magticom got hacked?
    10-13-2020 01:19 AM
  8. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I'm so glad I have the call screening feature on my pixel, with modern tech there's always someone trying to rip you off in every way imaginable... and some ways we can't imagine yet :-O
    10-13-2020 03:01 AM
  9. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I got a weird call today from a mobile number in the UK. It was a robot telling me my Social Security (National Insurance) number had been compromised and I was to press 1 to speak to someone before they took legal action against me. My friend was sitting next to me at the time.

    I knew that HMRC (Inland revenue) would never call like that but I could see how someone else would panic and press 1. I can only imagine they would have been connected to some international number to rack up loads of charges.

    I hung up.

    You have to be so careful in this day and age with scam callers.
    Laura Knotek and J Dubbs like this.
    10-13-2020 10:29 AM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I got a weird call today from a mobile number in the UK. It was a robot telling me my Social Security (National Insurance) number had been compromised and I was to press 1 to speak to someone before they took legal action against me. My friend was sitting next to me at the time.

    I knew that HMRC (Inland revenue) would never call like that but I could see how someone else would panic and press 1. I can only imagine they would have been connected to some international number to rack up loads of charges.

    I hung up.

    You have to be so careful in this day and age with scam callers.
    It funny how they tell you it's been compromised and then try to tell you that you are liable.
    10-13-2020 10:34 AM
  11. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    It funny how they tell you it's been compromised and then try to tell you that you are liable.
    It's so true Mike. But these scam artists just need the one unsuspecting person to do their damage.
    10-13-2020 11:18 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I've been getting a lot of these kinds of calls: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides...%20or%20policy.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-13-2020 12:41 PM

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