Friday, January 31, 2014

FCC warns of Phone Scam!!!!

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently learned that an old long distance phone scam that leads consumers to incur high charges on their phone bills may now affect wireless consumers.  In the past, consumers have been fooled into making expensive international calls by scam artists who leave messages on consumers’ answering machines or their email accounts.  The messages urge consumers to call a number with an “809,” “284,” “876,” or some other area code to collect a prize, find out about a sick relative, or engage in sex talk.

Wireless consumers are now receiving similar calls from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that appear to be domestic, but are actually associated with international pay-per-call phone numbers.  While wireless companies are working to block suspicious numbers on their networks, some consumers may become victims of this scam.

You can download the document in .pdf format to email and print it out, the link is here:  Below is the warning from the FCC in .jpg (image) format.

 Thank you for reading.

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