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# Phone scam
Mobile users targeted by phone scam involving Lithuanian numbers
Last month customers on the 087 prefix were targeted by a Slovenian premium number scam.

SEVERAL MOBILE PHONE users have reported being targeted by a phone scam involving calls from Lithuanian numbers.

Last night, Irish mobile users with 087 numbers received short or missed calls from a number starting with +37, the Lithuanian country code.

It emerged last month that mobile users were targeted by a Slovenian premium number scam which tried to encourage users to return the call and run up high charges.

Users targeted by the most recent scam have contacted, reporting that they received calls of a few seconds or just missed calls from different numbers, all with the Lithuanian country code. All users said they were customers on the 087 prefix, as with the previous spate of calls.

The telecom’s regulator, ComReg, could not be reached for comment today.

Have you been targeted by the scam? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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