My sons prepaid mobile is getting call after call from a blocked number asking us to accept a reverse charge call from a child I don't recognise. Only one person besides us actually has the number as its new. Is this a scam? I'm terrified that the previous owner of this number has a child desperately trying to reach them. My son has no credit to take the charge anyway.
That's a tough one. Could you take the call briefly and hang up as soon as you get the feeling it is a scam? If it's a prepaid mobile then you shouldn't be hit with a big bill, just a decrease in the phone credit. May help you to know one way or the other if there is a legit person trying to get through.
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