Friday, August 1, 2014

One Ring Phone Scam Cashes in on Curiosity

It goes by several different names -- the missed calls scam, the one ring scam, the ring and run scam, and the dial-and-disconnect scam -- but the aim is always the same: to steal 20 or more dollars from you.

Your cell phone rings once then stops and you're left with a sense of curiosity that will only be satisfied by finding out who phoned you by calling them back.

That's what the crooks know and that's why they use this trick.

You won't recognize the number or even the area code, which is often something like 268, which is used for the Caribbean island of Antigua.

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