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No, a call from 667901745 is not a death call

Paru le lundi, 30 août 2021 12:39

Answering a call from the phone number 667901745 won't get you killed. A viral message on social media suggests that a phone call from the above-mentioned number is a death call.

According to the fake message, the number is that of a certain NAYELLE WALIYA who is an agent of the devil. “She has killed 18 people since Thursday in Yaoundé. Please do not keep this to yourself. Share it to others,” the hoax said.

IT experts say it’s fake information that seeks to create panic. "This is a false rumor. No 667 kills in our company," said Moussa Ousseni, Nexttel's communications director. No deaths related to phone calls have been reported by public authorities.

As a reminder, in June 2019, a similar hoax went viral on social media. At that time, the fake message warned that calls from the number "665666666" have killed "several people" in Melong, a locality in the Moungo department in the Littoral region. In February of the same year, another alert message warned Internet users about the telephone number "+264866699666" with a Namibian area code. The message stated that the number had killed "11 people the previous day” in Yaoundé and that the victims had died marked with the number 666, which is associated with the devil in the Christian religion.

Even in 2012, the former Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (Minpostel), Pierre Biyiti bi Essam, had issued a statement to reassure people that there is no such thing as a killer number.

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