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RSN™ Anti-ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Tip: African & Middle Eastern Phone Country Codes

African & The Middle East Phone Country Codes

Many times scammers will claim to be in the Middle East or Europe or any country, but they will give you an African phone number at some point.

It is important to be able to recognize these when you see them.

Now You Know Where Those ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. Phone Numbers Go When They Finally Give You Their Real Phone Number!

West Africa

Country name / Country Code

  • Ascension Island (United Kingdom) 247
  • Benin 229
  • Burkina Faso 226
  • Cape Verde 238
  • Ivory Coast 225
  • Gambia 220
  • Ghana 233
  • Guinea 224
  • Guinea-Bissau 245
  • Liberia 231
  • Mali 223
  • Mauritania 222
  • Niger 227
  • Nigeria 234
  • Saint Helena (United Kingdom) 290
  • Senegal 221
  • Sierra Leone 232
  • Togo 228
  • Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) 290

East Africa

Country name / Country Code

  • Burundi 257
  • Comoros 269
  • Kenya 254
  • Madagascar 261
  • Malawi 265
  • Mauritius 230
  • Mayotte (France) 262
  • Mozambique 258
  • Réunion (France) 262
  • Rwanda 250
  • Seychelles 248
  • Tanzania 255
  • Uganda 256

Central Africa

Country name / Country Code

  • Angola 244
  • Cameroon 237
  • Central African Republic 236
  • Chad 235
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo 243
  • Republic of the Congo 242
  • Equatorial Guinea 240
  • Gabon 241
  • São Tomé and Príncipe 239

North Africa

Country name / Country Code

  • Algeria 213
  • Egypt 20
  • Libya 218
  • Morocco 212
  • South Sudan 211
  • Sudan 249
  • Tunisia 216

Horn Of Africa (North East)

Country name / Country Code

  • Djibouti 253
  • Eritrea 291
  • Ethiopia 251
  • Somalia 252

Southern Africa

Country name / Country Code

  • Botswana 267
  • Lesotho 266
  • Namibia 264
  • South Africa 27
  • Swaziland 268
  • Zambia 260
  • Zimbabwe 263

Other African States & Territories

Country name / Country Code

  • Canary Islands (Spain) 34
  • Ceuta (Spain) 34
  • Madeira (Portugal) 351
  • Melilla (Spain) 34
  • Plazas De SoberaníA (Spain) 34
  • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 212
  • Somaliland (Somalia) 252

Greater Middle East

Country name / Country Code

  • Afghanistan 93
  • Armenia 374
  • Azerbaijan 994
  • Bahrain 973
  • Iran 98
  • Iraq 964
  • Israel 972
  • Jordan 962
  • Kuwait 965
  • Lebanon 961
  • Oman 968
  • Palestine 970
  • Qatar 974
  • Saudi Arabia 966
  • Syria 963
  • Turkey 90
  • UAE United Arab Emirates 971
  • Yemen 967

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FAQ: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?

It is essential that law enforcement knows about scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.

Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:

  1. Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
  2. Your National Police or FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. (www.IC3.gov)
  3. The Scars Worldwide Reporting Network HERE or on www.Anyscam.com

This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.


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