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Beware Of A One-Ring Phone Call! Get The Deets On A New Scam That Instantly Charges You $20!

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This is straight up radicchio, yo! A missed call could end up costing you $20 or MORE!

Officials are warning about a new scam that starts with a single ring and then disconnects before you pick up.

If you call back the number, that’s when you get scammed! The con artists behind this scheme charge your account $20 for the call and $9 a minute after that!

AH!!!

These touchtone torturers are using numbers that all come from outside of the U.S. and authorities are warning which ones you need to be especially wary of, including 268, which is Antigua; 809, which is the Dominican Republic; 876 from Jamaica; 284 of the British Virgin Islands; and 473, which is Grenada.

The scammers are believed to have stolen a list of numbers and are now calling as many people as possible!

So the next time you get a missed call from some unknown digits, don’t you dare dial them back!

Good luck out there, Perezcious readers!

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7 comments to “Beware Of A One-Ring Phone Call! Get The Deets On A New Scam That Instantly Charges You $20!”

  1. beach says – reply to this


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    Well, seriously, who would pick up the phone and call back? Are people that lonely and desperate to see who may have called? Friends and people you do business with will leave a message. STUPID people.

  2. Auryn says – reply to this


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    People who are unsure of a number….duh.

  3. badatsports.com says – reply to this


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    It is true, I have received several such call on my cell phone. My attitude is that unless someone is listed in my phone already, I'm not answering it, no message, no call back, AND it never hurts to google the area code. I think it was a 268 call, which I didn't recognize. Between this and the story about the scam $9.84 cents it really makes me hope the whole lake-of-fire/Dante's inferno recompense is true and these morons pay for their douchiness.



  4. 4

    I get three of these calls a week…I never answer.



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  6. 6

    my co-worker's aunt makes $88 /hr on the internet . She has been without work for 6 months but last month her pay was $21586 just working on the internet for a few hours…for more visit…

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  7. 7

    Re: beach – my co-worker's aunt makes $88 /hr on the internet . She has been without work for 6 months but last month her pay was $21586 just working on the internet for a few hours…for more visit…

    w­w­w.j­o­b­s­w­o.c­o­m