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|08-20-2009, 09:20 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
I got this from a co worker, just passing along.
We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said 'Hey,
this is Karen . Sorry I missed you--get back to us quickly. I have something important to tell you.' Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809 We didn't respond. Then this week, we received the following e-mail:
Do Not DIAL AREA CODE
This is very important information provided to us by AT&T. Don't ever dial area code 809
This one is being distributed all over the US . This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.
Be sure you read this and pass it on.
They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc.
In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away.... Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.
If you call from the U.S., you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute.
Or, you'll get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges.
WHY IT WORKS:
The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic . The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.
Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.
AT&T VERIFIES IT'S TRUE :
SNOPES VERIFIES IT'S TRUE:
|08-20-2009, 09:53 AM||#2|
Advanced Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW PA
Call 809-456-7890 if you support obamacare and gun control.
“There will be a revolution in this country!”
“I don’t believe people should to be able to own guns.”
"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here."
~Captain John Parker, to his Minute Men on Lexington Green, April 19, 1775.
Last edited by GunHugger; 08-20-2009 at 12:04 PM..
|08-20-2009, 09:54 AM||#3|
Advanced Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mid Missouri
That is messed up!! Thankfully, we never return calls unless we recognize the company, and what they could be calling about. Darn buzzards.