A man received nearly 10,000 spam phone calls in less than 24 hours after he refused to pay a 999-yuan extortion fee to a group of swindlers threatening to “Call You to Death”.
According to Sina Tech News, the man was sent a mysterious text message last Friday at 2:00 p.m., which threatened an onslaught of spam calls if he did not send 999 yuan to a certain bank account, transferrable through Alipay or Tenpay. When the man attempted to call the number, no one picked up.
When the man chose not pay, the “Call You to Death” group delivered on their threat with a nonstop torrent of spam calls. The attack started Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. and lasted until the next day when he was able to temporarily stop the attack. Calls from the same unfamiliar number would dial in every five to ten seconds.
Fed up with the spam calls, the man used software on his phone to block incoming calls; however, the unrelenting flood of calls still rendered his phone unusable.
When the man called China Mobile for help, the representative said that the number belonging to “Call You to Death” was not a China Mobile number, but that they would contact other mobile operators to attempt to uncover the identity of the caller.
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By Lisa Wang