Fear Of “Killer Phone Number” Spreads In Nigeria

_55399391_mobNo biggie, just let it go to voicemail. Via the BBC:

Nigeria’s authorities have been forced to reassure the public that a mobile phone number cannot kill, after rumors were spread…that several people had died when they answered calls with the ID 09141.

The regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission, said this was “unimaginable” and “unscrupulous persons” were spreading fear.

A BBC reporter was unable to get through to the number.

Text messages gave conflicting accounts of the number of people killed when they answered the call – some put the death toll at seven while others put it at 10.

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  • http://login.inner-core.org/ manu ^^

    Seems like there’s gonna be a new anime – Death Phone.

    • Gergith

      I’d watch it; I’d also buy the westernized graphic novel adaptation ;-)

  • http://login.inner-core.org/ manu ^^

    Seems like there’s gonna be a new anime – Death Phone.

  • Gergith

    I’d watch it; I’d also buy the westernized graphic novel adaptation ;-)

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    If you die in the game, you die in real life

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    If you die in the game, you die in real life

  • Dubtheworld

    it’s 867-530ni-ee-ine

    • Dubtheworld

       Or, perhaps I just wish I were dead when I hear that insufferable litttle tune

  • Dubtheworld

    it’s 867-530ni-ee-ine

  • TennesseeCyberian

    Just when you thought people were super-paranoid for avoiding vaccines…

  • JoJoDancer

    Just when you thought people were super-paranoid for avoiding vaccines…

  • Dubtheworld

     Or, perhaps I just wish I were dead when I hear that insufferable litttle tune

  • Jin The Ninja

    I am sensing viral marketing scheme for Nollywood remake of One Missed Call…

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      Don’t even suggest such a horrible thing.

  • Anonymous

    I am sensing viral marketing scheme for Nollywood remake of One Missed Call…

  • MileHigh420

    Wasn’t this already a movie?

  • MileHigh420

    Wasn’t this already a movie?

  • Hairymary

    Hello I have a business proposition for you, O yes indeed—– its J R Death

  • Hairymary

    Hello I have a business proposition for you, O yes indeed—– its J R Death

  • Simiantongue

    What about killer return addresses on envelopes too? ooooooh, I’m getting goose pimples. Oh no wait it’s just a little acne.

  • Simiantongue

    What about killer return addresses on envelopes too? ooooooh, I’m getting goose pimples. Oh no wait it’s just a little acne.

  • iPINCH

    Hypnotists!

  • iPINCH

    Hypnotists!

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Don’t even suggest such a horrible thing.

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