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Phone scam hits area

Posted: Friday, Jan 31st, 2014




ROCHELLE — Cell phone users who receive a one-ring call and call the number back to find out who called could end up with international fees on their bills.

The Better Business Bureau issued a warning Wednesday to cell phone users about a new scam that can result in unauthorized charges on their monthly statement.

The “One Ring” scam involves scammers programming computers to call random cell phone numbers, have it ring once, and then disconnect. The suspects hope consumers’ curiosity will then get the best of them and they’ll call the number back. However, once consumers call the number back, they are charged $19.95 for an international call fee, with an additional $9-per-minute charge after that.



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