Getting ONE RING Calls? WATCH OUT It’s A SCAM!

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Are you getting calls where the caller rings once and then hangs up? If you are, whatever you do, don’t dial the number back! The entire reason for the one ring hang up is  to prompt you to call the number back.

Police are warning folks about the “one-ring phone scam,” which uses robo-dialers to ring random numbers only to hang up, in an effort to get the recipient to call back and when they do, they can incur huge charges.

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Scammers let the phone ring once and then hang up, prompting a missed call notification on phones. When an intended victim returns the call, police say they hear a message like “You’ve reached the operator, please hold,” while being slammed by a hefty per-minute charge on top of an international rate. Police say the calls come from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that look like they are from within the U.S., but are actually associated with international phone numbers. To protect themselves, police advise cell phone owners to ignore a call like this should they receive one. If you’re tempted to call back for whatever reason, check the number on online directories or search engines first so you can confirm where the phone is registered or see if it’s listed as a scam phone number. source

 
Curiosity killed the cat but unless you call back they won’t get your goat! The area codes used by scammers include 268, 284, 473, 664, 649, 767, 809, 829, 849 and 876.

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