Beware of phone bill scam

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

There is a new scam going around that could add a big fee to your next phone bill.

It is called the one ring phone scam, and preys on people who are curious to find out who just called them.

A phone from outside the United States calls a cell phone, it rings once, and the phone hangs up.

That is when, acting out of curiosity, the phone's owner calls back to a number that is usually from the Caribbean.

The person is now making an international call which costs a big per-minute fee.

Even listening for a few seconds can cost $30.

Police say do not return calls if you do not know who is calling, or use an online search engine to look up the number.


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