The "One Ring" Scam:
The call rings once on your phone and appears as a missed call and the scammer waits for you to call back. When you call back you are charged $19.95 PLUS $9 per minute.
What You Can Do:
- Learn about this scam - Tell others and commit to ignoring missed calls from unknown numbers.
- Take note of the number - Let your cell phone provider know right away.
- This is a type of phone cramming - Watch your statements and question any unknown charges.
- Contact provider - Ask your provider if they can restrict third-party billing on your account.
- If you are a victim
- Call your BBB and let us know.
Local Number is Fake:
You receive a text or call from what appears to be a local number - 806 area code. When you return the message you are told your card is blocked, and must be re-activated. You are asked for your card number, expiration date and PIN number.
Things to Remember:
- Banks already have your bank info and will not contact you for it.
- A bank will never ask for your PIN.
- Do not give out account information to anyone who calls you.
- Do not allow these thieves to take advantage of you. Don't do business with them - don't respond to them and protect your accounts.
- Call your bank if you have any questions.
**Victimized by this scam? Call your bank immediately, the BBB and the police department to report the fraud.
Better Business Bureau
720 South Tyler, Suite B112