Calls have come in from 202-580-8685. The caller claims that the receiver is being investigated for tax evasion.
BOSTON — Officials are warning about a new phone scam that might have you thinking twice about returning a missed call.
It starts with a single ring and the caller hangs up before you answer.
They’re hoping you call back and that’s when you get scammed. You’re charged $20 for the call, and as much as $9 a minute after that.
To avoid the scam, people should keep an eye out for mystery calls coming from area codes 268, which is Antigua; 809, which is the Dominican Republic; 876 from Jamaica; 284 of the British Virgin Islands; and 473, which is Grenada.
It’s believed the scammers stole lists of numbers and are now calling as many as possible.
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