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.

24 Comments on "Fear Of “Killer Phone Number” Spreads In Nigeria"

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

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

    • I’d watch it; I’d also buy the westernized graphic novel adaptation 😉

  3. I’d watch it; I’d also buy the westernized graphic novel adaptation 😉

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

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

  6. Dubtheworld | Sep 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm |

    it’s 867-530ni-ee-ine

  7. Dubtheworld | Sep 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm |

    it’s 867-530ni-ee-ine

    • Dubtheworld | Sep 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm |

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

  8. JoJoDancer | Sep 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm |

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

  9. TennesseeCyberian | Sep 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm |

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

  10. Dubtheworld | Sep 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm |

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

  11. Anonymous | Sep 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm |

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

  12. Jin The Ninja | Sep 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm |

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

  13. MileHigh420 | Sep 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm |

    Wasn’t this already a movie?

  14. MileHigh420 | Sep 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm |

    Wasn’t this already a movie?

  15. Hairymary | Sep 16, 2011 at 11:43 pm |

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

  16. Hairymary | Sep 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm |

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

  17. Simiantongue | Sep 17, 2011 at 1:53 am |

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

  18. Simiantongue | Sep 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm |

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

  19. Hypnotists!

  20. Hypnotists!

  21. Don’t even suggest such a horrible thing.

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