Police Are Warning People To Never, Ever Answer Calls From These 5 Area Codes

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Police are warning everyone to watch out for a dangerous phone scam. People who fall for it may end up paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars. It’s called the One-Ring Phone Scam.

Phone scams have been around practically since the machine was invented. One-Ring is just the latest variation on a decades-old problem.

Most of us are wise to the typical phone scams, like criminals posing as the IRS to get your financial information. One-Ring works a bit differently.

The goal of this scam is to trick people into making expensive international calls without knowing it.

Then, the scammers might automatically connect the caller to an expensive pay-per-minute line. They might also try to manipulate the callers into giving up important information like credit card details.

This scam has been around in one form or another for years, but scammers are getting more sophisticated. With that in mind, police are warning everyone to avoid calling back unusual numbers.

You can identify numbers that might be dangerous by remembering a few key area codes.

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia recently published an important warning to their Facebook page about the One-Ring scam.

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