There is a new scam going around. Or, rather, one that has come back and is dubbed the One-Ring scam. The target? Curious cell phone users. How does it work? You receive a call on your cell phone from a Caribbean country, where numbers look like US numbers. Typically, it only rings once and the caller hangs up. The number will show up as a missed call on your phone. When curiosity gets the best of you and you call back, that’s when the scammers cash in.
In a story aired on KARE 11, Dan Hendrickson of the Better Business Bureau, says that when you call the number you get routed into “either an international chat line or even an adult entertainment line.” He explains that this racks up a $19.95 charge, with each additional minute potentially costing $9 or $10.
So, how do you protect yourself? Don’t call back when you receive these types of calls. If you have received one, check your cell phone bill to make sure you didn’t get charged. Also, delete these numbers from you phone. KARE 11 journalist Jeffrey Demars said it best, “can you imagine an accidental butt dial and how much that could cost?”
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We told you what we’re excited about…what are you excited about this year? As we transition from one year to the next, it’s time to reflect and set new goals. From year to year, popular New Year’s Resolutions include getting fit, getting organized, giving back and spending more time with loved ones. Financial goals and getting a better job also make the list.
Did you make New Year’s resolutions and goals this year? Does your list include a job or industry change? Is this the year you launch your own business? If you already own your own business, do your 2014 goals include finding additional revenue streams or expanding your offerings? According to research done at the University of Scranton, only 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolutions. If your resolutions included finding a new business opportunity, let’s work together to make sure you’re in that 8%! The wireless industry has limitless potential and what better way to jump in than with industry leader, Verizon Wireless. Contact us today to get the conversation started.