Phone Scam- Don't Answer Your Phone! - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Phone Scam- Don't Answer Your Phone!

Posted:

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.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hope For PTSD: Erasing Bad Memories

    Hope For PTSD: Erasing Bad Memories

    One day scientists may be able to turn your bad memories into good ones. This sounds oddly familiar for anyone who's read the popular sci-fi trilogy, “Divergent.” But this is real life, modern day research bringing hope to some of our nation's heroes.Researchers say they found "the switch" that can reverse feelings associated with bad memories.This was discovered during experiments on mice. They used special lasers to control the neurons in their brian.Because humans have more complex brains,...More >>
    One day scientists may be able to turn your bad memories into good ones. This sounds oddly familiar for anyone who's read the popular sci-fi trilogy, “Divergent.” But this is real life, modern day research bringing hope to some of our nation's heroes.Researchers say they found "the switch" that can reverse feelings associated with bad memories.This was discovered during experiments on mice. They used special lasers to control the neurons in their brian.Because humans have more complex brains,...More >>
  • Tips To Beat Stress

    Tips To Beat Stress

    Stress is everywhere, but we all have a choice in how we respond. Turning to food, smoking or drinking can lead to obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes.But laughter, exercise and getting a good night's sleep are all "healthy habits" that can control stress.This is how you can practice those habits.1.) Take charge of your own health. That includes getting enough rest.2.) Get moving. Spending time being physically active can help to clear your mind.3.) Don't do it alone. Lean on family and ...More >>
    Stress is everywhere, but we all have a choice in how we respond. Turning to food, smoking or drinking can lead to obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes.But laughter, exercise and getting a good night's sleep are all "healthy habits" that can control stress.This is how you can practice those habits.1.) Take charge of your own health. That includes getting enough rest.2.) Get moving. Spending time being physically active can help to clear your mind.3.) Don't do it alone. Lean on family and ...More >>
  • Former 'Cops' TV Show Crew Member Talks About Omaha Police Shooting

    Former 'Cops' TV Show Crew Member Talks About Omaha Police Shooting

    A crew member for the TV show "Cops" died after he was shot by police while filming Omaha, Nebraska officers responding to an armed robbery Tuesday night.Police say 38-year-old Bryce Dion, a sound man working for the showwas shot once during a shootout between three officers and one suspect in a Wendy's restaurant.News of the shooting hits close to home here in the valley.Several former television news photographers went on to work for the show at one time or another.Many were recruited by o...More >>
    A crew member for the TV show "Cops" died after he was shot by police while filming Omaha, Nebraska officers responding to an armed robbery Tuesday night.Police say 38-year-old Bryce Dion, a sound man working for the showwas shot once during a shootout between three officers and one suspect in a Wendy's restaurant.News of the shooting hits close to home here in the valley.Several former television news photographers went on to work for the show at one time or another.Many were recruited by o...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.