CAK to Kenyans on Wangiri Scam: Don’t Call Back!

by Digital Brainiacs
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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has warned Kenyans not to call back any international numbers they don’t recognize. Announcing the return of the Wangiri scam, the CAK has urged Kenyans to take precautions.

In a press release, the CAK noted that most of the Wangiri Scam calls reported in Kenya emanate from the codes: +51 (Peru), and +64 (New Zealand), among others. Furthermore, these numbers are illegally purchased from the Dark Web, making it difficult to trace them

First, the communication authority urges Kenyans to avoid unknown numbers. Secondly, it has informed those who are already victims to report the numbers to their service provider. Ideally, reporting the number will have them blocked by Telcos, protecting other innocent Kenyans from falling prey.

Wangiri Scam originates from Japan. It translates to “one ring and cut”. Scammers dial a number and quickly hang up. Consequently, the unsuspecting victim calls back thinking…

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