Highlights

  • Increasing scam calls from +79 code in India

  • Scammers trick callers with fake bank alerts or lucrative schemes

  • Advisable to block such numbers

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Scam calls from +79 country code on the rise: See how to block them

Indian mobile phone users are currently plagued by unsolicited calls from Russia's +79 code, used by scammers to push schemes and steal data. Stay alert and block these numbers.

Scam calls from +79 country code on the rise: See how to block them

Fed up with constant calls from +79 numbers? You're not alone.

These pesky spammers, often peddling scams or unwanted services, have become a major annoyance for Indian phone users.

+79 Scam Call Surge

The +79 code belongs to Russia, but it's often used by scammers who exploit loopholes in international call routing systems. They can mask their real location, making it difficult to identify or trace them.

These calls often involve fake bank alerts, lucrative investment schemes, or even threats – all designed to trick you into parting with your money or personal information.

How to Block +79 Scam Calls

Fear not, there are ways to take back your peace of mind! All Android and iOS phones have a built-in call blocking feature.

On Android, open your Phone app, tap on the three dots in the top right corner, and select "Settings." Go to "Blocked numbers" and add +79 to the list.

On iOS, go to Settings > Phone > Blocked Contacts > Add New and add +79 to the list.

Third-party Apps: Download a dedicated call blocker app like Truecaller. These apps can identify and block spam calls based on their database and user reports.

More Tips to Stay Safe

  • Never pick up calls from unknown numbers. Let them go to voicemail and don't engage.
  • Register for the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC). Though imperfect, this can help reduce some unwanted calls.
  • Report spam calls to your service provider. This helps them track and block these numbers in the future.

By following these steps and staying vigilant, you can reclaim your phone from the clutches of +79 spam.

Remember, knowledge is power – the more you know about these scams, the better you can protect yourself. So, spread the word and let's fight back against these pesky calls.

Also watch: 'Xamalicious' Android malware infects 338,000 devices: What you need to know


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