5 Area Codes You Should Never Answer
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an official warning about the One-Ring Scam.
They’ve identified the area codes that are most likely to be involved.
268 – which comes from the Caribbean countries Antigua and Barbuda.
809 – which comes from the Dominican Republic
876 – which comes from Jamaica
284 – which comes from the British Virgin Islands
473 – which comes from Grenada
On top of that we now have "spoofing." It occurs when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally. U.S. law and FCC rules prohibit most types of spoofing.