Calls From Tonga – Do Not Ring or Text Back

How The Tonga Call Scam Works:

Have you been receiving calls from a Tonga area code? The numbers start with (676) 848—-. Thousands of phones have been ringing these days everywhere, being called by automated software that targets people willing to call or text back (learn how to stop scam calls here). Those who reply in any way, fall victim this way to the Premium Line scam. What is the Premium Line trap?

Watch the video below to see in action how this sneaky premium line works:

How Premium Rate Numbers Work Video

It is very similar to the Mauritania Phone CallsCredit Car Lower Rate, Customer Appreciation Trap, or One-Ring Call scams also going around these days.

The phone rings once, or until the victim picks up. At that moment, the call ends. What scammers want are the victims to call back or text, which leads to a very hefty charge on their phone bill.

Criminals even called the Scam Detector phone, twice in two days (see image above), using numbers such as (676) 848-9389 or (676) 848-9334. They even rang USA Today reporter John Borja, from the number (676) 848-9003.

How To Avoid The Tonga Call Scam:

It’s easy. Don’t answer or call back numbers you don’t know. If someone is trying to reach you, they will leave a message. As a measure of precaution, feel free to keep updated with the newest reports by checking the Better Business Bureau‘s website regularly.

Make sure you learn how to report phone scams (see below), how to block Scam Likely calls, and how to report a scam number.

At the same time, be careful of another scam that happens this week, the Google Ban Scam.

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How to Report the Tonga Call scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report Scammers To The FTC Here

How To Protect Yourself More:

If you want to be the first to find out the most notorious scams every week, feel free to subscribe to the Scam Detector newsletter here. You’ll receive periodical emails and we promise not to spam. Last but not least, use the Comments section below to expose other scammers.

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Samuel Anaya

This is real, there is also one from Congo, they charged £32 but EE Customer Services were very helpful. These are some of the nuisance numbers from Tonga :

?+676 8992420?, Tonga ????????
?+676 8992421?, Tonga ????????
?+676 8992427?, Tonga ????????
?+676 8992430?, Tonga ????????
?+676 8992444?, Tonga ????????
?+676 8992462?, Tonga ????????
?+676 8992464?, Tonga ????????
?+676 8992471?, Tonga ????????

median

the number is called me +676 8489077

Chandra

I also received calls from Tonga. tel:+6768992438
I’m from Indonesia
And they ring me at night:)

ari

i just received calls from Tonga +6768992438 and +88213555568 and i’m from Indonesia

blossom

i got twice misscall too from tel:+6768992438. same here from indonesia…

Wtf

I got twice misscall too from tel:+6768992438. I’m from Indonesia too

Idnan Mer

I am from Saudi Arabia and i received call…y

B_A

I also received a call with +676
Since I don’t recognize the code, I didn’t pick it up.
+6768435519 That was the number.
I’m from Indonesia too.

Labaran Iliyasu

The information provided is true. I love it.

Jamesis

The information is provided here is damn true, these numbers do call me almost on daily basis. The one that just called me is +6766869529

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