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The US Federal Trade Commission warned. Be careful of missed calls in the area code below, it may be a scam

Source: admin Release Time: 22:25:05 2019-09-02

The Federal Trade Commission is warning of a phone scam that tricks people into making expensive calls.

It’s being called the “one ring” area code phone scam. In the scam, scammers will call your cell phone but let it ring just once so that it leaves the appearance that you may have a missed call, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s warning.

Once the customer calls back the missed number, they are hit with a per-minute charge at an international rate. The calls are from phone numbers that look as if they are regular domestic digits from an area code within the U.S., but really they are premium international lines, according to the FTC.

Calls made to such numbers can cost more than $20 for just the first minute, Inc. reports.

There are common nine area codes that users should be on the lookout for, the FTC says, including: 268, 284, 473, 664, 649, 767, 809, 829 and 876.

Experts suggest that if you miss a call, and don't recognize the number, do not call the number back.

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  • erin 19:13 2021-02-22
    Category: Unsafe Calls
    that number is unsafe and they called me but did not leave a voicemail on my phone they need to stop the spammers
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  • MSCpunse 23:34 2021-02-19
    Category: Safe Calls
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  • Guest 10:03 2021-02-19
    Category: Safe Calls
    caller is recording saying my ssi number is being used and i am going to court because a suit is against my ssi number. press 1 to talk to a rep.failure to do so ispunishable byarrest and jail.just hang up
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  • SHREVEPORT 18:01 2021-02-15
    Category: Unknown Calls
    Not sure who the caller has just received a text from with a verification code. blocked the number, too.
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  • Nicole Fancher 00:41 2021-02-12
    Category: Unsafe Calls
    Robo caller no message left on my voicemail