|Posted by Pastor's Dr.'s Rob and Carlotta Boles on May 16, 2010 at 8:27 AM|
DO NOT DIAL 809, 284, or 876 AREA CODES
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SCAMS! SCAMS! SCAMS! There will always be SCAMS! There are people working around the clock everyday to create SCAMS! Don't be a victim. Wisdom is the Key to overcoming the wicked things that the world has to offer. Please don't think this can't happen to you or a friend, tell everyone you know.
The url at the bottom to AT&T's website verifies this is true.
I receive alot of out of town area codes but haven't received one yet like this 809 area code. BEWARE. The call consist of a woman or man saying 'Hey, this is "whoever they may be". Sorry I missed you--get back to us immediately! I have something urgent to tell you.' Then he or she repeats a phone number beginning with 809.
Do Not DIAL AREA CODES: 809, 284, AND 876
AT&T Is providing this information below, please click on the url to see. AREA CODE 809 is being distributed all over the US. It seems very normal, especially given the way they try to get you to call. Who would think it's a scam? They sound like it's very important matter of life or death, or your a winner of a terrific, wonderful, once in a lifetime gift! Tell everyone about this, please! It's not true!
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. The prize part of this is very old but the other would make you think especially if you have a big family!
In each call, you are told to call the 809 number right away.. There are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls especially if someone is telling you it's very important, or an emergency!!
If you call from the U.S., you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute, what a RIP OFF! Or, you'll get a long recorded message to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase your charges. Please don't be fooled, this is not a hoax! It's real!!
WHY IT WORKS: The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic.
The charges afterward can become real outlandish. That's because you did essentially make the call. If you protest, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get implicated and will most likely tell you that they are simply making availble the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up transacting with a foreign company that dispute they have done nothing wrong.
Please tell your friends, family and love ones, neighbors, schoolmates, to help them become aware of this scam. They will love you for it!