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AG Patrick Morrisey warned of phone scam

Local - 2/6/2014 10:58 AM by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned West Virginians about a new telephone scam that can inflate their cell phone bills.

The Better Business Bureau and others have dubbed it the "one-ring" scam, where a person, often located overseas, called a number and hangs up after the first ring.  If the consumer called back, he or she was charged for making an international call along with other hidden fees. 

Morrisey said the calls seem to be coming from Caribbean countries, but may also be from domestic numbers.  He said the best advice was to be cautious about answering or returning phone calls from numbers and area codes you don't recognize. 

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