If Someone In "Sierra Leone" Calls You, DON'T ANSWER!
May 9, 2019
Robocalls are getting a lot of attention lately, and many cell phone providers are starting their own technology that warns us cell phone users of potential telemarketers right on our screen. The first time I saw the "AT&T Warning: Possible Telemarketer" I literally went "Whoa! Way to go AT&T!"...but where there's one block set up someone has already created a new scam. And this one comes from across the Atlantic Ocean.
According to the FCC, the scammers call and let it ring once which then makes you want to call the number back...and that's how they get you!
So beware! If you see the country "Sierra Leone" on your screen...don't answer, don't call back, just ignore it.
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Sierra Leone phone scam running across the country. We talked about phone scams a lot in the past. There is one that is going on across the country right now you need to know about. #PhoneScam Now what can you do you might ask? Well, about all we can tell you is if you receive a call from a number that begins with 222 or 232, DO NOT ANSWER and DO NOT CALL BACK. This system works similar to 900 numbers so if you call the number back, you will be charged for the call. Unfortunately, blocking the number doesn't always work either because they change numbers. The only constant we are seeing is the Country Code being either 222 or 232. Please pass this information along to your friends and family and we have attached a link from a WFAA story so you can read more about this scam: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/fcc-warns-of-one-ring-call-back-scam/507-d991fa1d-c64d-410a-a05f-6abfc7ddac8d Be safe out there!