One-Ring Call Alert

 

(SCAM)

 

 

Get a one-ring call? Don’t call back.

May 7, 2019

 

FROM THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: CONSUMER INFORMATION

 

 

A while back, we warned you about the “one ring” scam. That’s when you get a phone call from a number you don’t know, and the call stops after just one ring. The scammer is hoping you’ll call back, because it’s really an international toll number and will appear as a charge on your phone bill — with most of the money going to the scammer. Well, the scam is back with a vengeance, and the FCC just issued a new advisory about it. Read the FCC’s advisory for more detail, but the advice from both agencies remains the same if you get one of these calls:

 

        Don’t call back

 
  • Always check your phone bill for suspicious or unusual charges