Tahlka News Bureau
Those who on social media platforms like Facebook and Watsapp are getting the idea that not everything can and should be trusted. A chain of messages are not a new thing. Consider the recent viral message doing the rounds which says that a phone call from the 777888999 cant set your phone on fire and may get you killed.
WHAT IS THIS NUMBER ABOUT?
You might think that a call from this number 777888999 can actually make your cellphone blow, which is clearly fictional. Many have taken to Facebook, Watsapp and other social media platforms to warn people from picking up a call from the number 777888999. Media reports have numerous examples of fanatic posts on social media.
"URGENT? Pl don't attend any Call of mob no …777888999….if u attend.Call your mobile will blast …..pl share to your friends …," one message read.
Another says, "A lady will speak to the call receiver and tell that it's the call for him. Please pass this message to others and don't neglect. Pass it to your friends and family."
WHY IS 777888999 A HOAX?
There are a few logical reasons that the 'death' number is clearly a hoax. One, it seems to be no logical way on how a call from 777888999 can lead to a phone to blast, let alone kill you. Two, the number itself is only nine digits, which just won't work in India. Even if its an international number, there would be a country code attached with it. Lastly, there seems to be no documented case as of now regards this.
However, there have been hoaxes in the past that tend to go viral on social media without any concrete proof and we urge to reader not to forward the message and cause unwanted panic and trouble