One Ring Call From a Foreign Country Warning-Truth!

One Ring Call From a Foreign Country Warning-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

Cell Phones all over the U.S. are getting one ring phone calls from countries like the Dominican Republic.  The area codes looks like American area codes so calling them could lead to expensive long distance phone call charges.

The Truth:

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warning about the “One Ring Scam” is real, according to January 29, 2014 article by a CBS News affiliate in Chicago.  

The article said that “a computer sends thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, rings once, and then disconnects. Curious customers who return the missed call could be charged $19.95 for an international call fee and an additional $9 per-minute charge.” 

CBS reported that the calls were generated from the “Caribbean Islands, including Grenada, Antigua, Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands,” 

A member of our TruthorFiction Team got such a call from the Dominican Republic with the area code of “(767)” and the word “Dominica” appearing on the display.

Best advice offered by the BBB was if you do not recognize the caller do not call them back,

Posted 01/30/14