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Phone scams: don’t fall for them!

Vanessa Fortin Auteur Lareau - Vanessa Fortin

Have you been getting phone calls lately from unknown numbers or unusual places? There’s a new, quickly spreading phone scam that’s been very costly for victims. The scam is known as Wangiri, which is Japanese for “ring tone.” If you’ve had a call from 678-559-4636 in Vanuatu, you’ve probably been targeted by scammers. They call and let the phone ring once or twice and hang up. If you’re at all curious about whose call you missed, you may be tempted to dial the number. If you do, you are charged huge rates for every minute you spend on the call. Naturally, the scammer tries by all means to keep you on the line for as long as possible. What to do about this phone scam Above all, don’t call back! If you’ve already done so, immediately contact your telephone service Lire la suite…