HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Robocalls are a fact of life these days, but the latest phone scam has a new twist: The scammers don’t want you to answer.
It’s called the “one ring” phone scam.
And as its name implies, scammers will ring your phone once and then hang up â€• hoping that you’ll call back.
When you do, the FCC warns, you could be charged fees for connecting and for every minute you're on the line.
One-ring calls might appear to be originating from area codes within the United States, but actually have international area codes. For example, 649 is the Turks and Caicos, and 809 goes to the Dominican Republic.
Scammers can also use spoofing techniques to mask the number on your caller ID display, the FCC said.
So how to avoid the “one-ring scam"? Here’s what the FCC recommends:
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