According to supposed warning messages that are currently circulating via WhatsApp and SMS, you should not take a mobile phone call from the number 777888999.
The messages, which are circulating in both English and Hindi, claim that attending a call from the number will “blast” your phone. Some versions claim that people have died or been injured due to the explosion caused by answering the number.
Examples of the messages
URGENT ?pl don’t attend any Call of mob no …777888999….if u attend. Call your mobile will blast …..pl share to your friends …
777888999 Don’t pick this number as phone is blasting after receiving this number
Blast claims are nonsense
However, the claims in the messages are utter nonsense. There are no credible references that support the claims in any way.
Your phone will not explode if you receive a call from 777888999 or any other number.
There is no mechanism that could cause your phone to explode or catch fire by simply accepting a call from a particular number. Any message that makes such a claim is sure to be a hoax.
Just one in a series of ‘killer call’ hoaxes
Silly hoaxes like this do nothing other than cause fear and alarm. If you receive this message, do not send it on. And let the sender know that the claims in the message are untrue.