Just A phone call from 777888999 can lead to blast in your phone?
A viral message took social media by the storm warning people that answering a phone call from a specific mobile number 777888999 may set your mobile phone on fire and get you killed.
According to the message, that has created panic in villages, a phone call from 777888999 can lead to blast in your phone.
“URGENT? pl don’t attend any Call of mob no …777888999….if u attend. Call your mobile will blast …..pl share to your friends …,” one message read.
Another message reads, “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.”
Here is the message getting viral over Facebook & WhatsApp:
This message is nothing more than a hoax, yes, just another spam by some miscreants trying to create panic and confusion among the users. They have sort of succeeded as well with WhatsApp users from villages have become scared thinking about the call from this ‘deathly’ number.
Why is 777888999 a hoax?
There are a few obvious reasons that the ‘death’ number is clearly a hoax. For one, there seems to be no logical way on how a call from 777888999 can lead to a phone to blast, let alone kill you. Second, the number itself is only nine digits, which just won’t work in India. Even if it is an international number, there would be a country code attached with it. Lastly, there seems to be no documented case as of now regarding this.
“This message is nothing more than a hoax. Users are advised not to believe in such rumors,” he added.
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