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Technology‘One Ring’ robocall scam targeting New York and Arizona area codes, FCC warns

09:35  05 may  2019
09:35  05 may  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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The Federal Communications Commission on Friday alerted consumers about a wave of “ One Ring ” robocalls on Friday after detecting “widespread overnight calling” in both New York and Arizona . (Getty Images/iStockphoto). Don’t return that middle of the night phone call if your cellphone only

Syracuse, N . Y . -- The Federal Communications Commission warned consumers Friday of ‘waves’ of scam robocalls targeting New York and Arizona . Consumers throughout the 315 area code in Central New York reported receiving the one - ring calls from the 222 country code of the Northwest

‘One Ring’ robocall scam targeting New York and Arizona area codes, FCC warns© Provided by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

Don’t return that middle of the night phone call if your cellphone only rang once.

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday alerted consumers about a wave of “One Ring” robocalls after detecting “widespread overnight calling” in both New York and Arizona.

The scam calls, also known as “Wangiri” – which is Japanese for “one ring and drop” – are an attempt to trick customers into phoning the number back. If you do, it can result in getting billed toll charges as though you called a 900 number.

“Generally, the One Ring scam takes place when a robocaller calls a number and hangs up after a ring or two,” the FCC said in a press release. “They may call repeatedly, hoping the consumer calls back and runs up a toll that is largely paid to the scammer.”

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WASHINGTON — Federal Communications Commission officials issued a warning Friday after detecting a surge in “ one ring ” scam robocalls with a West African area code . Also known as “Wangiri,” Japanese for “ one ring and drop,” the scam generates robocalls targeting specific area

The Federal Communications Commission is alerting consumers of a new wave of one - ring robocalls . Robocallers typically call specific area codes repeatedly, often late at night. The latest wave of calls, the FCC says, are using the “222” country code of the West African nation of Mauritania.

According to the FCC the callers are using the “222” country code of Mauritania, a nation in West Africa, to carry out their scheme.

In addition to not returning the phone call, officials encouraged people against calling back numbers they don’t recognize – especially if they appear to be international. And if you don’t typically receive international calls, block all phone calls coming from outside the country, the FCC said.

Consumers are also urged to file a complaint if they have been targeted in the scam and to keep an eye out for charges on their phone bill that they do not recognize.

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