Tuesday, 21 May, 2019


Latest Phone Scam - One Ring Call-Back

Consumers are being warned of the Consumers are being warned of the"one-ring phone scam
Conrad Doyle | 07 May, 2019, 18:42

Fraudsters are calling victims and letting the phone ring just once, hoping to get targets to call back.

Widespread overnight robocalls in Arizona and NY led the agency Friday to issue an alert warning cellphone customers of a new scam.

One-ring phone schemes are thought to have originated in Japan and are known there as "wangiri", or "one ring and cut".

If you call any such number, you risk being connected to a phone number outside the U.S. As a result, you may wind up being charged a fee for connecting, along with significant per-minute fees for as long as they can keep you on the phone.

The FCC said the recent spate of calls use the 222 country code, which belongs to the West African nation of Mauritania, and were reported to be widespread in New York State and Arizona.

Anyone who receives a "One Ring" call can report it to the FCC here. These calls often come during late night hours. These charges may show up on your bill as premium services. There have been widespread overnight calls reported in NY and Arizona.

Don't answer or return any calls from numbers you don't recognize. The FCC is working to combat scam calls with enforcement actions, a strong push for caller ID authentication, and support for call blocking tools.

"Advances in technology allow massive amounts of calls to be made cheaply and easily", the FCC said in the news release.

The agency recommended not calling back unrecognized numbers, especially those that appear to be from overseas. People should also monitor their phone bill for unusual charges.

He suggests not only to not call back or file a complaint, but check with your carrier to see if any apps are available to help curb these calls.

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