Phone scam warning
The Better Business Bureau is reporting the resurgence of a classic phone scam.
You get a collect call and accept the charges. It turns out you don't know the caller, but he begs you not to hang up.
He claims he's been arrested for a minor violation and is trying to reach family, but only gets one phone call. So he asks you to forward his call by dialing *72 and the phone number he needs to reach.
But the BBB says, that actually allows the scammer to bill collect phone calls to your account. Seniors are especially vulnerable to this scam.