Your phone rings just once, then the caller hangs up. What
can it mean? You are curious – so you redial the caller ID to see who was
calling. Bad idea!
The one-ring call is designed to get an innocent victim to
return the call. Victims don't realize it
is an international call to the Caribbean. Long distance and "premium service"
charges can be $25 to $100.
Common area codes for these scams include the Dominican
Republic (809), Jamaica (876), The British Virgin Islands (284) and Grenada
Scammers will try to keep victims on the line as long as
The Better Business Bureau recommends you never call back a
one ring phone call from one of these area codes to avoid getting scammed.