Saturday, June 4, 2011

Call from a number starting with +37...

Over the last one week, I have been regularly getting a call from this number, mainly at odd hours – around midnight or wee hours in the morning, early in the morning. I checked on the net, this code +37 is from some unknown country, Estonia. May be if I had the ISD facility on my cell, I would have called, but since I don’t have, I didn’t bother to call that number back. Once when the phone was in normal mode, ringing was very brief, may be 3 secs. Then I thought someone is deliberately giving me a brief missed call to call them back. Unlike my normal tendency, this time I neglected.

Same evening, one of my friend Mr.N called me, he said he is got trapped in a scam; I thought he is kidding as it is the seasons of scams all over the place. I thought he is talking about one of those scams or making fun of the characters involved there. Then he said, he has been getting calls from +37, I became alert. He is also been getting lot of missed calls from this number, again at around 3:30 AM – 4:30 AM. For 3 days, he is not taken them seriously, but 2 days back, while talking to his wife, he has mentioned about this. Casually, she has asked him to return the call and check what is the issue? Again yesterday, again he got a call at 4:30 AM, since he was given permission to return the call, he has called that number. In no time, someone has picked and greeted him, and surprisingly, the guy on the other side is an Indian, Rahul Sharma, he says he is in Mumbai.

Why that guy is trying to reach him? He says there is an offer from NOKIA for giving away some Mobile Phone to privilege callers. Why calling at unearthly odd hours? Because the scheme gets over by 6 AM Indian time. When Rahul asked him for his mobile no, being alert, Mr.N has asked him to check his call registry, but Rahul being the ringmaster, it would take time to find the number, since the offer is coming to close at 6AM, and he would want the details quickly. Mr.N meekly has given his number and postal address. Meanwhile, Mr.N has figured out the guy on the other side is operating out of a call centre as there was lot of activity around him.
Mr.N is a very smart cookie, voracious reader of English fiction and classic, after having his morning coffee, his regular brain started reflecting the incident, has checked his call register, and he has spoken for 9 minutes. He has gone on the net and tried tracing the number; no details are available except that it is from a service provider in Estonia. Now, his mind starts working, wondering why someone has called him to give him a NOKIA mobile phone, it has dawned on him - it is a SCAM.

Only consolation is, he has not shared any bank or card details. He is now wondering on how it could impact him.

1. Easy way, the call he returned can be a Paid call, which charges the caller exorbitantly, and pass on a cut to scamster.

2. Since he has shared his name and phone number, they may map and try to hack his online accounts

I know, I am making it look very funny, but he is quite angry with himself on how he being so aware of the technologies and tricks of these scamsters, can fall prey for one.

As I am writing this, I remember one incident in which one of my close friends had fallen prey for such spams. Couple of years back, one fine day, he received a mail from someone offering him a very good job in one of the British companies with a fat pay (really, it is mindblowing no). The sender was again a very intelligent fellow, in the mail he had mentioned that he has met this Mr.S in some conference, has evaluated him and found him suitable for the post. Mr.S wanted a break in his career; he exchanged some mails, even had a telephonic conversation and then decided to take the job. His plan was to go to UK alone, leaving his family back home. But, somehow I was not convinced with the mail and contents. My take was – how can a company offer such a huge salary without proper scrutiny. Since it was a very big move for him, I asked him to check their website, get their number and call the company directly. When he called, he got the shock of his life; there is no one with that name there.

It is tumultuous period for the guys who get struck in one.

83 comments:

CM Reddy said...

Just now Mr.N called , he is ripped off 500 Rs ( Airtel bill) from 9 odd minutes call to +37..

Mr R said...

Thanks for your post....receiving calls from 3 days, just googl'ed for +37 and I got away from possible scam....

Anonymous said...

Same here,

just now I receive call from +37 number, just googled for isd +37 to know the country and read your post.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thankx buddy,I got same call and I googled it ,and got this page.......

Anonymous said...

Thanx for ur alert message. I got d cal from +37 this morning n it was rang for 4 5 secs thn dropped. I am from india but thnx to d internet n d time i saw d number i was on google.. so thnx to d google also. its +91 for india so i thought +37 is an international number .. y to call any international num whn its just a random missed call n google d number n i found ur info thnx for saving me from such a scam...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your post. I got the call today

Anonymous said...

Even I am gettin call in odd hrs... last night at 1:24 am .. thanks for the alert ..

Anonymous said...

i am also very thankful to u,got same missed call from past few days

Anonymous said...

Great work.thanks for your blog. I am too receiving such calls from +37 since some days. Thankfully didn't call back. But their has to be some stoppage,otherwise many people can be fooled like that.

Anonymous said...

I had received such calls myself almost an year back. I didn't have ISD on my phone so I called back from my office VoIP line. Some lady answered(again office/call center kind of background noise) and when I asked where she was she said mumbai. I immediately cut the call sure that this could be a scam. Got the same missed calls a couple more times but this time I knew to ignore it :)
Thanks to your post, now I understand the scam better! I am sure it would prove helpful to many people. Good job!

Anonymous said...

I have been getting missed calls from +37090903794 and +37124000468 for last two days. Should we inform the police about this? Its very important to create awareness among the people. Imagine about the illiterate and village folks, if they would call back, they would fall a prey to these monsters. I think at least the Telecommunication Department should be informed.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is a scam. Is there any way that this can be blocked on the phone?

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Anonymous said...

Thanks, CM Reddy, helpful post....

Anonymous said...

I am from Pune, India and I benefited from your blog post. Thanks a lot.

ajay said...

Thanks for your post. From couple of days, I was receiving miss calls from +37181045136 number..Was thinking about making call..just googled for isd +37 to know the country and read your post.
Nice job done.

Anonymous said...

i received a missed call from +37127696670 at 5.37am today. your post was indeed helpful and stopped me from returning the call back. thank you.

Sumit Chaplot said...

Thanks for the post
Even I have been getting call from this unknown no
Even my service provider is Airtel
Is this from the company for their revenue increase?
Is there any way we can block this no?
Please help anyone!

Anonymous said...

MR. A
Last night i GOT CALL AT EXACTLY 00:16:34 from +37127696673, and now i started searching which ISD code it is.
I got the article above is really helpfull.
I believe if anybody will be having any help required from me then they must call me until i lift and talk. Hence I don't call him back. because If it is neither my close friend nor a relative number to call back.

Anonymous said...

Same is happening with me... constantly getting calls from a +37 since 3 days at odd hours...

Thanx fr sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thnks alot i also got the call from this no. +37127696670 and now awared of not to call back on this no. thnks once again....

Anonymous said...

just nw got d cal frm +37127696673 ths number. i picked up but didn't speak n same frm othr side thn aftr 5 sec i cut d call.

UD said...

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http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/37127696670#p434057499185042420

Anonymous said...

I got call from ‎+37127696486, there has to be some remedy to stop these scamsters. Let me do some investigation and post details here ... Thanks for ur blog it is indeed helping lot of people.

Anonymous said...

i too got a miss call from the number +37127696486 around 3.30 AM . but unfortunately i made a call to the number and i lost Rs.30 for just 5 seconds....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your post - I got similar experience but was determined not to call back. Now I am more informed.

great job
Venkat

Anonymous said...

Hi, I too got the call for past 2 days and chose two ignore it. -Din

Anonymous said...

Thanx for the blog. Even i m getting these calls. CAN WE DO ANYTHING TO STOP THIS SCAM????????????

Rahil (Mumbai) said...

hey thanks it helped as I was getting a call from this number since last night...

Anonymous said...

I just got a Miss call from:
+375333540494
Someone can let me know where from it is coming ?? Should I call the Police ?

Anonymous said...

Last 3 days, I have been getting call from these nos: +375333540584, +375333540585, +375333540124.

Please advise me what should I do?

Sachin Patel said...

Thank for your post. I also receive the same type of miss call from number which prefix is +37. Is there any way, we can track who called. Please assist. We should take some actions against this type of calls.

Anonymous said...

i also received call from +37127913012... i picke the call for 2 seconds... is there anything serious...???

jolly

Anonymous said...

This article really helped me. Just received a missed call from +37 number, searched on Google and got to this page. I am sharing it on Facebook so that my friends also get aware of it.
Thank you.

Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

This article really helped me. Just received a missed call from +37 number, searched on Google and got to this page. I am sharing it on Facebook so that my friends also get aware of it.
Thank you.

Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

thanks for your info .. i too got the call

GIRISH PATEL said...

today I got missed call from number starting +37. I really thank all you people for sharing this information in one corner of internet. We need be more proactive when receiving a new number on our mobile....

Tapan said...

Thnx a ton Buddy. I also received this call and after reading your blog i didn't tried calling that number. I want to know 1 thing that whether something happens when we receive this call??

sathish said...

thanks buddy's i do received a call from +37240041226 since last week when i call back twice i heard porn voice in a girl voice so don't try to call back to this no .... bye.bye

Anonymous said...

Even I got couple of calls for +37 . Do we have any option in mobile to block numbers starting from +37... ?? Lets check for that option and block these numbers.. just a temporary solution ......

Thanks for this great post my dear friend..

Anonymous said...

thanx man...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this, I had been getting calls from +37037250446 from past 4 days. Fortunately I never called them back !

Anonymous said...

Even I recd. call at odd hrs from this number,but after teading ur blog will not dare to call back.Thanks buddy.

Shakil said...

Dear Friends,



Here I am going to share with you an interesting story. It will be very much helpful for you.

I also got missed call from this number, When I called back on the same number there was a lady at opposite site with very sweet voice. She was asking me to go to my mobile network operator with the passport size photograph and some residence proof to register my IMEI number with my mobile operator network, so that I won't lost my mobile. I replied I already did the same before a year then how can you called me to do it again. She did not have any answer ans she stared laughing and said sorry. But story was not ended here, interesting part has Begin now.
She asked me about my location, my name, age, married/single, do I have girl friend and my interest too. Now I completely understood It was fake call and that time I was being charged of international phone call while talking to her. She was trying to talk with me more with diff. topic and she had lost of ideas. Even she was telling me that she is living alone and very afraid too and she was asking me to come there, when i asked here address she told me 1st she is in punjab and after few minutes When I asked same Question she told that she is from Madhya pradesh. I tried to get some information about this call and during this course I observed she was being guide by some one next to her.
I am requesting you friends to not to call on this type of number because these are the fake calling companies with few girls in their office who are talking with you and same time you will be charged of international phone calls. Do not give your bank account number of any personal details like this.

One again I am requesting to all young boys, when you will call on this number you will find sweet lady voice and she will try to talk with you as like she is your girl friend, but you guys don't loose your control on your mind and heart and Pls Pls Pls Pls Pls Pls Pls Don't call on this types of number or never attend phone calls also from them.

Have happy life with your family

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Received similar calls....thanks for the post...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for ur timely info Reddy..It was very helpful..Hope these scamsters get crewed badly.

Anonymous said...

i also get a misssed cal.
thax for the above post....

Amy said...

Got a call from 37.received it and found someone crying other side. Googled and found your information which is very useful.

Anonymous said...

Same here,

just now I receive call from +37 number, just googled for isd +37 to know the country and read your post.

Anonymous said...

I got a call from the number +37165418537. Thanks for this blog. Now I'll be saved from this scam

Anonymous said...

I also got Missed call form numbers starting with 37 in my Airtel mobile

Deepak Singh said...

i got a miss call starting number +37 where this number belongs to and what should i do please suggest me..

Deepak Singh said...

hello everyone i got a miss call from +37, can anyone tell country code and what should i do? please help

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi all,
i also received the call fron this +37 prefixed numbers...thnks for the postm saved...god bless..it was missd call and when i call back on that number the opposite side was a lady moaning in sex..i dropped the call on the spot and googled for +37..plz dont call back if u recv call frm this number.

simplecall said...

I wanted to know how to make Unlimited Calls to India from Canada, which offers free registration and reliable, clear connections. Can anyone suggest me something?

Customer Care Support Number said...

Nice Blog, thanks for sharing the valuable information.

master said...

+37168519266 this time..

one more to ignore.

dirty scamsters..

Anonymous said...

today i got a missed call at 4:35 am from the no. +37270231714. It was for 3 sec. I googled +37 and found your helpful article about this. Now I come to know that its a bill generating call.I am on Idea network delhi . I will not make a call back. Thanx a lot .

Anonymous said...

just ignore for a while, call will stop automatically. Do Not Call Back

Anonymous said...

This could well be organized crime from our carrier itself (Airtel, vodafone etc) to bill the customers??

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. I was actually expecting a missed call from my friend in France and thought that this must be him. But then I remembered that France was +33.

Anonymous said...

I also endorse ur view.

Ramesh said...

I also get a missed cll from this no. Yesterday around midnight.i do not received it.thanks a lot for your information.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog. I got missed calls from +37178871267 and thought this will be a business enquiry. Just want to check the country and the call charges to call them back, so googled it and got your blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this..we too suffered
Please let's find remedy on this.

Anonymous said...

happened same with my sis. she called back and was charged Rs. 60/ for 1 minute. good i never call back to anyone but my family.

Anonymous said...

Really Thanks for your post, I've been getting calls from +21 and +37 numbers and those are at a quite odd timings. I some how did called the +21 number but when i searched +37 i came across your post , thanks for this important piece of information.

Number that i get calls from
+37257469459

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This +37 is fraud. Invariably the phone rings just a few seconds without giving you time to takr the call.

Abhiahek said...

I just got a missed call from +37 number. Thanks for your post, its really helping many of us in not falling pray to the scam

pranay saraf said...

Even I'm getting 1

Ankit Patel said...

Same here thanks 4 post

souza said...

i got a missed call frm +375259985923....whn i called back a lady picked up the call.....she askd me my name....i told her.....she even askd me as to whr was i based??..she told me dat her name was shamira khan....and the call got disconnected....Rs 25 got deducted frm my balance immediately....damn it....a bloody scamster....i hope thy dont hack my a/c or stuff

Anonymous said...

Same here...got a call few mins back and your post helped to understand the picture

Hanks karen said...


Really It's a great post related to the same...
Missed Call Services In India

Liviu Rusu said...

I've jusr recived a text message from a +37 number, telling me that it has sommething important to tell me, and wants me to call back.

Anonymous said...

I got a call now.. bt by mistake I have messaged back to ask who's this? Is there is something to worry about now? I am very scared now after reading this post now..

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting and making everyone alert! I got a call from +37090909009 twice this week in early morning. Today I want to know the country and googled. I found this posting and will be alert.

Rajan From Chennai.

Anonymous said...

Got msg from +37069797261 ask me to call him.. must be from a same scammer

tq for your post

Anonymous said...

+371 78 910 216 same here. Received in Singapore..

Anonymous said...

+371 227 80077. Received in Singapore too, i called back to hear the background noise of a call centre with a guy talking to mandarin, apparently to someone else. i hung up immediately.