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BBB warns of new phone scam

BBB warns of new phone scam

By Sasha Loftis. CREATED Jan 30, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Have you received a cell phone call recently that rang once and then stopped? Have you wanted to call back the number and see who it was? Well don't!

A scam is going around where computers are calling thousands of cell phones, letting it ring once and then hanging up.

The Better Business Bureau said if you call back, you're charged $19.95 initially and put on hold. If you stay on, you get charged another nine dollars a minute. The calls could be coming from the Caribbean.

Experts tell you not to return calls to numbers you don't know. Don't pick up the phone if you don't know the number.

If you get scammed, contact your phone provider right away.

Scams aren't stopping there. Yahoo announced Thursday that user names and passwords of its email customers have been stolen.

Yahoo wouldn't say how many, but it's the second-largest email service worldwide with over 273 million accounts worldwide.