FCC warns about 'one ring' robocall scam: Do not call numbers back

FCC: Don't call back 'One Ring' robocalls

These calls are likely trying to get consumers to call the number back, charging per minute fees similar to a 900 number. In one robocall ploy that USA telecommunications regulators are warning about, scammers are letting people's phones ring just once before hanging up without leaving a message.

The "One Ring" robocalls are known as "Wangiri", which comes from Japan where the scam originated several years ago and means one-ring-and-cut. The latest wave of calls, the FCC says, are using the "222" country code of the West African nation of Mauritania.

If you never make worldwide calls, ask your phone company to block calls to numbers outside the U.S. "Scammers hope you'll call back so they can pocket the cost of the expensive phone call". These charges may show up on your bill as premium services.

NY and Arizona have been the latest areas plagued by those robocalls. The number might lead to a mysterious recording and as you listen, your phone bill ticks up. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich tweeted this week about the robocalls, saying, "DO NOT call back". Advances in technology have made it easy for fraudsters to target specific area codes and place repeated calls during the night, the Federal Communications Commission said. There's a # on the caller ID.

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Similarly, the Lafourche (Louisiana) Parish Sheriff's Office tweeted Friday, "Many people in our area received worldwide calls last night".

If you never make global calls, consider asking your provider to block outgoing worldwide calls to prevent accidental toll calls.

He suggests not only to not call back or file a complaint, but check with your carrier to see if any apps are available to help curb these calls.

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