Missed calls from +92 or +375 country code ?

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Recently, I got enormous missed calls from a specific group of numbers starting with +92. After searching in the internet, I came up to know that these calls were from Pakistan code and they are fraudulent calls. Some of the service providers in India, alerted their customers regarding the same based on the advice from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).

Sometime back, Vodafone cautioned its customers against unidentified calls originating from Pakistan. "At Vodafone we care for your security. If you receive a missed call from an unidentified number starting with +92, do not call back or divulge any personal details,'' reads an SMS sent out to Vodafone customers. (+92 is Pakistan's international direct dialing code).  

In same way, Airtel also issued a general advisory to caution Indian telecom customers who are being arbitrarily targeted by calls fraudulently claiming the recipient customer as being a Prize/Lottery Winner.

In these types of phone frauds, the customer returns a missed call to a +92 or +375 country code and inadvertently reaches a fraudster pretending to be representative of airtel or another Indian mobile operator and informs the customer of having won some lottery/prize money. The fraudster then attempts to trick the customer into divulging sensitive personal information and to pay a commission to receive the winnings. Such commission is usually asked to be paid via an international DTH operator’s recharge vouchers.