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Missed phone call scam

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Feb 6, 2014

(KTNV) -- Here is a new scam you may not have heard of yet. It's called the missed call scam.

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a new phone scam centered around missed phone calls.

They said the calls usually come from the Caribbean and the callers hang up after letting the phone ring one or two times.

Anyone who calls the number back is connected to an international chat line and that adds a small charge to your phone bill.

The scammer are targeting people throughout the United States and Canada.

The numbers in the scam usually originate from area codes including 876, 473, 284 and 809.

The Federal Communications Commission said you should look up any unfamiliar area codes before returning missed calls.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.