PSA: Don't return calls from these area codes -- it's a scam!

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Don't return calls from these area codes -- it's a scam! - Yahoo Finance

While area code 473 may appear to be domestic, it is not. This area code was created in the late 1990s for the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, which, like the United States, use country code 1. Calls placed to 473 numbers are international calls and can be quite expensive – and, because the criminals sometimes establish the number which the victim sees on his or her caller ID as a premium service number – the rate can exceed $20 for the first minute!
 

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You'd figure the super computers at Verizon/AT&T that can locate a couple kids crank calling Mike Rotch at the local bar could pick up calling patterns from the same exchanges constantly and block them. Sarcasam off
 

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If a number shows up on my phone that I don't recognize, or isn't in the contact list on my phone, I just let it go to voice mail ... voice mail is an excellent screening tool ...
 
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