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05-03-2007, 04:51 PM #1Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
s-he wants me to call. PREMIUM PHONE RATE SCAM!
There are various reports dealing with premium phone rate scams. Men are approached online by various people from various places or walks of life ( or PRETENDING to be ). This scam might coexist with other typical MOB/Nigeria scams. Men are lead down the garden path and given phone numbers to call. These phone numbers might even look inconspicuous; just another long distance call. Men are usually thrilled to jump at the opportunity. Check area codes and tarifs carefully with your provider, tough! There are reports of men being billed hundreds of dollars, if not thousands, for one short call ( you may even only hear a recorded message on the other end). If you find out later, complaining to your provider will sort little to no effect, for YOU placed the call indeed; they only act as a billing agent on behalf of the foreign party.