Aviral message has taken social media by storm. The message is warning people that answering a phone call from a specific mobile number may set their handset on fire and get them killed.
According to the message, answering a call from the number – 777888999 – could prove fatal. The message warns that the phone of the person picking up the call would explode.
“URGENT ?pl don’t attend any Call of mob no …777888999….if u attend. Call your mobile will blast …..pl share to your friends …,” the message said.
“Savdhaan ish No.777888999 Se call aya toh utana nhi, nhi toh ye aapke akhri call b hosakta hain,” read another message.
“Attention please. Don’t receive call from no.777888999. Your phone may blast.Checked this no. on my Truecaller (as many others have shared the same). Yes, reported/labelled by many as VIRUS!! See screen shot here,” read one more such message.
“A lady will speak to the call receiver and tell that it’s the last call for him. Please pass this message to others and don’t neglect. Pass it to your friends and family,” is another example.
However, according to media reports, all this is just another social media hoax. Actually, nine digit numbers do not exist in India. Nine digit numbers exist in foreign countries and if Indian number receive such calls then it will be prefixed with a country code.