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Thread: 809 Area Code - BEWARE!!

  1. #1
    Member CRAFTSMAN
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    809 Area Code - BEWARE!!

    We actually received a call last
    week from the
    809 area code. The woman said 'Hey,
    this is Karen . Sorry I missed you--get back to us
    quickly. I have something important to tell you.' Then
    she repeated a phone number beginning with 809 We didn't
    respond.
    Then this week, we received the following
    e-mail:

    Do Not DIAL AREA CODE
    809,
    284, AND
    876

    THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    PROVIDED TO US BY AT&T. DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE
    809

    This
    one is being distributed all over the US .. This is
    pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get
    you to call.

    Be sure
    you read this and pass it on.

    They get you to call
    by telling you that it is information about a family
    member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been
    arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a
    wonderful prize, etc.
    In each case, you are told to call
    the
    809 number right away.. Since there
    are so many new area codes these days, people
    unknowingly return these
    calls.


    If you call from
    the
    U.S. , you will apparently be
    charged $2425
    per-minute.

    Or, you'll
    get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try
    to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase
    the charges.
    WHY IT WORKS:

    The
    809 area code is
    located in the Dominican Republic .
    The charges afterward can become a real
    nightmare. That's because you did actually make the
    call. If you complain, both your local phone company and
    your long distance carrier will not want to get involved
    and will most likely tell you that they are simply
    providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll
    end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they
    have done nothing wrong.

    Please forward this
    entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to
    help them become aware of this
    scam.
    AT&T VERIFIES IT'S TRUE :

    http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=6045
    SNOPES VERIFIES IT'S TRUE:
    http://www.snopescom/fraud/telephone/809.asp

  2. #2
    wow thanks for sharing this

  3. #3
    That is scary, almost $ 2,500 a minute. :shock:


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