BBB warns consumers of ‘one-ring phone scam’

akflanagan@thestate.comFebruary 4, 2014 

— Last week the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warned consumers of the “one-ring phone scam,” which is based on calls made from outside of the U.S. to random cell phone numbers.

According to the Better Business Bureau, the call is made, the phone rings once and then is disconnected. If the consumer calls the number back, they’re taken to a paid international adult entertainment service and then billed a $19.95 international call fee.

The Better Business Bureau recommends ignoring calls from unrecognizable out-of-state phone numbers and not calling them back.

The Better Business Burea: One-Ring Phone Scam on the Rise

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