Accepting Call from 9 Digit Number 777888999 Will Kill You: Fact Check

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Accepting Call from 9 Digit Phone Number 777888999 Will Kill You


Dear what’s app users: Accepting call from 9 digit number 777888999 will kill you. Please read the message carefully.. It’s not a joke..

In-between 12.00am to 3.00am don’t pick the phone call from the following number.. 777888999.. Yes it’s a 9 digits mobile number.. It’s not fake.. 10 members died because of lifting the call .. One lady will speak to the call receiver.. And she will tell that it’s the last call for you..
Please pass this message to all.. It has been telecasted in public tv.. Please don’t neglect.. Pass it to your friends and family…

Other Versions

1. (Hindi)
777888999, इस नंबर में वायरस है.
इस नंबर से आये कॉल को जैसे ही आप रिसीव करेंगे , आपका फ़ोन ब्लास्ट हो जायेगा और आप मर जायेंगे
इस नंबर से आए कॉल को रिसीव करने से देशभर में 10 लोगों की मौत हो चुकी है. कृपया इस जानकारी को अपने सभी दोस्तों के साथ शेयर करें.

2. (Telugu)
భయపెడుతున్న నెంబర్ 777888999…
బయటపడ్డ రహష్యం…
వాట్సాప్ యూజర్స్ కి విజ్ఞప్తి. దయ చేసి ఈ మెసేజ్ ని జాగ్రత్తగా చదవండి
రాత్రి 12 నుంచి 3 గంటల  లోపు మీకు 777888999 అనే నెంబర్ నించి కాల్ వస్తే లిఫ్ట్ చేయకండి. ఇది 9 అంకెల నెంబర్. ఇది ఫేక్ న్యూస్ అని కొట్టి పారేయకండి. ఇప్పటికే ఈ కాల్ లిఫ్ట్ చేసి 10 మంది చనిపోయారు. ఈ కాల్ లిఫ్ట్ చేస్తే ఒక అమ్మాయి మాట్లాడుతుంది. ఇది మీకు లాస్ట్ కాల్ అని చెబుతుంది. ఈ కాల్ ద్వారా వైరస్ వస్తుంది. వెంటనే మీ ఫోన్ పేలిపోయి మీరు చనిపోతారు. దయచేసి ఈ విషయాన్నిఅందరికి షేర్ చేయండి.

Fact Check:

A message doing rounds on social media sites, also in many Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Guajarati and Malayali warns mobile users not to accept a late night call from a 9 Digit Phone Number 777888999, saying it will transfer a Virus that will Blast your phone. It’s said that a lady will speak to you on the call saying it’s the last call for you, and that 10 people have already died lifting the call. To make the warning appear more authentic, it is also said that the death call warning has been telecasted in a public television. But nothing to worry, the death scare message associated with a 9 digit phone number call is just a hoax.

As stated in the message, generally it is not possible to physically hurt someone with just a phone call. Back in 2011 similar rumours were spread by text messages in Nigeria, warning that several people have died when they answered calls with the ID 09141. “Technically, it is not possible for such a thing to happen. It is therefore unimaginable that somebody will die while receiving a call,” explained Reuben Muoka, a spokesman for the Nigerian Communications Commission. In the current case, Hindi TV Channel ABP News approached a cyber expert about death calls from phone number 777888999. He explained 9 digit phone numbers did not come in India and clarified the warning messages are not real.

So, the warning saying accepting a call from 9 digit phone number 777888999 will blast your phone and kill you is a hoax. It is just a fake news pranksters are spreading to create panic.

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Prashanth Damarla