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Fraudsters Targeting Consumers with One-Ring Phone Scams

The State of Security

Fraudsters are targeting consumers with one-ring phone scams that exploit people’s curiosity so as to trick them into paying exorbitant fees.

According to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), this scam oftentimes begins when a fraudster contacts an unsuspecting consumer using a one-ring phone call. Many of these calls appear to originate from phone numbers that are based in the United States. In other cases, digital attackers use international phone numbers that use three-digit area codes, such as “649” for the Turks and Caicos. They might also leverage caller ID spoofing to conceal the actual origin of these calls.


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