Telephone Scams Fraud and scams involving telephone services. 0 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. Telephone customers return one-ring calls from foreign phone numbers and are charged hefty fees. Answering a call from the number 96723345 may enable scammers to clone your phone’s SIM card. Callers pretend to be IRS fraud division employees and tell victims they owe tax monies that must be paid immediately to avoid criminal penalties.