Scam alert: Do Not Answer Calls or Texts From These Area Codes

I hate these phone scams! Make me crazy! You can check out the full story here - but I have also posted the area codes. If you allegedly call or answer these numbers... you could be charged $$$ like a (900) phone call.


According to the FTC, some of the area codes that have possibly been linked to the one ring scam include: 268, 284, 473, 664, 649, 767, 809, 829, 849 and 876. has an extended list of area codes, including many in the Caribbean, on its website.

Bottom line: If you receive an unexpected call or text from an area code you don’t recognize, don't answer it. Do a Google search to see where the number is registered. If it's someone you know, they'll call back

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