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Pressing #-9-0 on your telephone allows scammers to make long-distance calls and charge them to your phone bill.
Scammers lure unsuspecting phone customers into placing calls to the 809 area code.
Cards from a "Parcel Delivery Service" notifying recipients of parcels awaiting delivery were part of a premium rate telephone scam.
Text message to "hubby" on stolen phone nets purse snatcher the PIN he uses to empty the couple's bank account.
Con artist pretending to be phone company rep makes it appear he can cause your phone to stop working.
Scammers pretending to be from Microsoft gain remote access to users' computers and/or strip their bank accounts.
Those who return hang up calls from numbers beginning with 375 or 371 incur $15 to $30 charges.
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