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Phone Scam- Don't Answer Your Phone!

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There's a new scam to warn you about and it involves your phone.

These scams are called "Ring and Run", "Dial and Disconnect," or "One Ring."  Whatever the nickname — their goal is the same: charge you big money without you knowing.

According to Forbes, the call might ring only once, leaving you a missed call number listed on your phone. Or a robocaller might stay on the phone after you have picked up, but then drop the call after a few seconds.

Here's the key to protecting yourself: fight the urge to call back!

Forbes reports that the criminals establish the number as a premium service, so your rate can cost more than $20, just for the first minute.

Here are the area codes to look out for...  4–7–3, 8–0–9, 2–8–4, 6–4–9, 8–7–9.

This advice doesn't apply if you are expecting a call from these area codes but, if it is a random call, be cautious.

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