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BBB Watch



Rumors are circulating about so-called "scam area codes," where consumers are led to believe that they will be charged thousands of dollars for accidentally calling scam numbers. The person on the message claims there is an emergency and urges you to call a number starting with an 809, 284, 649 or 876 area code. The "emergency" varies, but common scenarios involve either an injured (or arrested) relative, an overdue bill or a cash prize to claim. If you call a 809, 284, 649, or 876 phone number, you will be charged for an international call and potentially extra fees but any charges should be disputed with their carrier or yours.



— BBB

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