STATE ISLAND, NY – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warns consumers of an increase in robokals targeting residents of New York.
The scam, called "One Ring" or "Wangiri", is aimed at specific area codes, often calling several times in the middle of the night.
The One Ring Scam takes place when a voice age dials a number and usually hangs up after a ring. They call repeatedly and hope consumers will call back and run up a pay-per
The agency said consumers will not call these numbers back.
"Recent reports show that these calls use" 222 country code for the West African nation in Mauritania, the FCC said in a press release. "News reports have been widespread overnight in New York and Arizona."
Here are some tips from the FCC when it comes to cheating phone calls.
- Not all sums you do not recognize, especially those that appear to be foreign.
- Submit a complaint to the FCC if you received these calls at www.fcc.gov/complaints.
- If you are not calling international calls, consider talking to the telephone company to block outgoing international calls to prevent accidental calls toll calls.
- Check the phone bill for costs you do not recognize.
According to the FCC, advances in technology have given massive amounts of calls to be made cheap and easy ̵
The agency is working to fight fraudulent calls with enforcement actions, a strong pressure on call approval and call tool support.
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