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    new area code

    New Area Code - PLEASE READ Be sure you read this and pass it on.

    809 Area Code
    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 did not 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:
    1. snopes.com: 809 Area Code Scam
    Are callers lured into placing calls to the 809 area code charged large long-distance fees?
    ...809 Area Code Scam Scam: Unsuspecting phone customers are gulled into placing calls to area codes in the Caribbean that result in hefty charges....
    ...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....
    ...Don't respond to Emails, phone calls, or web pages which tell you to call an "809" Phone Number. This is a very important issue of Scam Busters! because
    CRIMEDOG
    Sam Wood

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