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Phone scam resurfaces according to Forbes Magazine

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  A scam that comes around every so often is back again and it's hitting us in one of our most vulnerable places; our phones. 

These scams have been called "Ring and Run", "Dial and Disconnect," or "One Ring."  But whatever the nickname their goal is the same, to charge you big money without you knowing.

Criminals are back at targeting us with a simple phone call.

The scam that is spreading now, according to Forbes Magazine is coming from the area code 473.

The call might ring only once, leaving you a missed call number listed on your phone -- or a robocaller might stay on the phone after you have picked up, but then drop the call after a few seconds.

Fight the urge to call back.

473 may look like it's a domestic number, but it isn't.

This number uses the country code "1", just like the united states but is actually from the international Islands of Grenada. Calling back could be very expensive for you.

Forbes reports that the criminals establish the number as a premium service number, so your rate can exceed $20 just for the first minute.

Other potential area codes, according to forbes, that you may need to be wary of include: 809, 284, 649, and 879.

If  you get a random call from one of these area codes be cautious and make it one call that you ignore, delete from your phone log, and don't return.

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