Tuesday, February 4, 2014

'One-Ring' Cell Phone Scam

We are informing our members about an 'One-Ring' cell phone scam that has recently hit Minnesota. Please read below to educate yourself about this scam.

"The Better Business Bureau is warning people who use cell phones about a "one-ring" scam. Like most scams, it preys on the curious, but in this case, a simple return phone call could cost big bucks.

The scam is simple. People receive a call on their cell phone. It usually only rings once and typically the person on the other end hangs up before the call is answered. If a person calls back, the scammers collect."

"The calls are coming in from area codes like 473, which is Grenada, but other Caribbean area countries like Antigua, Dominican Republic and British Virgin Islands are also included in the scam."

DeMars, Jeffery. "Cell Phone 'One-Ring' Scam Hits Minnesota." Kare 11. N.p., 3 Feb. 2014. Web.

Click here for more information.

We encourage our members to watch out for this scam. If you see a missed call from a suspicious number delete it from your phone to avoid an accidental dial. Also watch for additional charges on your accounts. 

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