BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) – The Federal Communications Commission warns consumers against scam robbers, officials say they target specific area codes in outbreaks.
The conversations come mostly from "222" and "232" area codes that are from the West African countries of Mauretania and Sierra Leone.
In a press release, the FCC does not recommend calling these numbers back; The calls often result in fees per person. minute.
The FCC says the call is a "One Ring" scam that happens when a voice age dials a number and hangs up after a ring or two. They can call repeatedly, hope you call back and run up a toll most of which is paid to the scammer.
FCC issued the following tips:
• Do not call back numbers you do not recognize, especially those that appear to originate abroad.
• Make a complaint to the FCC if you received these calls
• If you never make international calls, consider talking to the telephone company to block outgoing international calls to prevent accidental charge calls
the phone bill for charges you Don't Recognize
Notice of Complaint to the FCC
• If you are billed for a call you made as a result of this fraud, you must first try to resolve the matter with your telephone company. If you are unable to resolve it directly, you can submit a complaint to the FCC at no charge.