Cell phone users warned against answering calls from unknown out of state numbers
NEW ORLEANS -- If you get a missed call from a number you don't recognize, you should think twice before calling the number back.
That's because of something going around called the "one-ring scam."
The scams usually come from outside the United States and have the area codes of 268, 809, 876, 284 and 473.
The Better Business Bureau recommends that you ignore incoming or missed calls from out-of-state numbers that you don't recognize and carefully check cell phone bills.
Or if you want to call the number back, search the number online first.
Better Business Bureau warns of 'one ring' phone scam from Caribbean Islands
Calls cost $20 up front, $9 for each additional minute
While most Pittsburghers probably wouldn’t mind a trip to the Caribbean to avoid the cold winter months, most of them probably weren’t expecting phone calls from the islands that the Better Business Bureau warns are part of a "one ring" scam
"They're using autodialers to call thousands and thousands of our cellphones. And they let it ring once, and then when the consumers goes to look to see who called, some that may be pretty curious may call that number back and automatically you’re going to be charged an additional $30 on your phone bill,” said the BBB’s Warren King.